That noise you hear is the sweet sound of regret. Marty Jannetty posted a bizarre story on Facebook this week where it sounded like he murdered a man who tried to molest him when he was 13 years old.
“I never told no one this, even my brother Geno..cause Geno would’ve killed him, and I didn’t want my brother gone,,hell he’d only recently came home from Viet Nam. I was 13, working at Victory Lanes bowling alley, buying weed from a [homophobic slur deleted] that worked there..and he put his hands on me..he dragged me around to the back of the building..you already know what he was gonna try to do..
“That was the very first time I made a man disappear..they never found him..they shoulda looked in the Chattahoochie River..but Winnie(the girl in these pics) I likes you so damn much, probably my favorite..but I promised myself way back then, nobody would ever hurt me again..that includes you..I loved you but you hurt me with your [expletive deleted] Jamaican jealousy..you can go your own way, I don’t need you..”
A police investigation was started in response to his story, and now Jannetty is trying to clarify what exactly happened. Here’s what he told Boston Wrestling Sports show:
“I said he disappeared, I didn’t say I killed him. I said he disappeared.”
He then went on to describe the scene where there was a weed exchange inside the man’s car, and then the man inappropriately groped him. Marty fled the car, but the man chased him and pinned him on the ground in broad daylight, attempting to unzip his pants.
“There was a brick laying there…what do you do when you’re 13?”
“I can’t say he deserved to die, but he deserved to get his ass beat. And when I was beating him in the head with a brick, I was only trying to beat his ass, I wasn’t trying to kill him.”
“My brother Geno, bad boy, not one to mess with. And I never could tell him, ‘cause I know what he would have done if I told him. But I already took care of it myself…No other kids never had to worry about him.”
“Can you imagine dragging him to the river and throwing him in? And then finding out on the news this guy is missing? And you know the dude. And you know more than that…I made my mind up that day…nobody would ever hurt me again. And that comes with jealousy. My girlfriends are jealous. I can’t stand jealousy, and I was just trying to let her know that.”
“I’m not saying right now that he died, but I’m just saying a person don’t need to die because they’re fucked up in the head.”
One friend of his offered him the best advice he can get going forward:
“Somebody told me not to do any interviews…”