The man is so angry that his Spanish roommate refuses to let him use his Netflix account, that he brutally beats him, leaves him in the hospital for days
- A man from Queensland beat his roommate about using his Netflix account
- Henry Nichols was asked to stay outside of the living room and to stay away from his Netflix
- He came home and delivered two punches that took the roommate to the hospital
- Nichols pleaded guilty of assault and received a suspended sentence
A fight between housemates about who could use a Netflix account brought one man to the hospital and the other to court.
Henry Travis Nichols received a text from his roommate, an international student, in November last year asking him to leave his room and to stop using his Netflix account.
The student was furious after he came home to find a show he hadn't seen he had stayed in during the break, and things had moved in his room, the Gold Coast Bulletin reported.
Nichols, who had told his roommate at Southport Magistrates Court, had previously frustrated him by having big parties and eating his food, came home and yelled at the man before giving his roommate two strong punches, causing bruises on his face and the back of his head and ribs.
Henry Travis Nichols (photo) pleaded guilty for assault and bail after beating his roommate so hard that he was sent to the hospital. The couple had fought a request to Nichols to stop using his roommate's Netflix account
The roommate spent the next two days in the hospital before firing himself against medical advice.
Nichols, a former heroin addict, immediately regretted his actions, the court heard, and had tried to visit his roommate, an English student who had moved from Spain to study at the hospital, in Australia.
The roommate had sent a text message to Nichols after he noticed that his Netflix had been interrupted during a show he hadn't watched
The attack affected roommate studies and resulted in the resignation of his job, his lawyer said.
Ross Oden, Nichols' attorney, said his client had laid down two specific rules before the Spanish man was withdrawn: not to eat his food, and not to hold house parties.
Nichols was on a specialized diet, heard the court and was averse to parties because they could stop the recovering addict in the vicinity of drugs.
Oden said that these rules were repeatedly violated, with the roommate repeatedly inviting & # 39; 30 – 40 people & # 39; to come home and often ate his food.
The lawyer said that these violations caused a lot of tension in the house.
Nichols pleaded guilty to mistreatment physical injury and breach bail, and received a 18-month suspended sentence and asked to pay his now-former roommate compensation of $ 600.
The court heard that Nichols (photo) was immediately apologetic and that the couple had been having problems for some time, with the roommate constantly eating Nichols and throwing large parties