Chinese Cook On Trial For Ladle Assault

AKRON, Ohio - A Chinese restaurant cook is on trial in Akron for hitting a co-worker over the head with a soup ladle and knocking him unconscious, 19/43 News reported.

Yi Hua Gao, 43, is accused of felonious assault for the attack.

Prosecutors said that his alleged victim, Jin Xi Luo, is now partially paralyzed.

Prosecutors said that the two were cooking when Luo splashed Gao with hot water, which then led to Gao allegedly striking Luo in the head with an 18-inch steel ladle.

If convicted, Gao could face prison time or deportation back to China.