The Wellsville Republican faces three misdemeanor battery charges involving two approximately 16-year-old victims from an April 28 incident at the city’s high school. Numerous videos taken by students that day show Samsel ranting about God, the Bible, masturbation and suicide.
“He then stated, ‘I would honest to God never do anything to hurt him.’ Mark Samsel thought maybe (redacted) bruises ‘softly’ but ‘God works in mysterious ways,’” the affidavit says.
“Even though I didn’t want to do any of the things I did right there and this is what’s going to end me up in a manic hospital probably, because it has all the appearances of a psychotic episode or manic episode,” Samsel told investigators, according to the affidavit.
◾️The God Fearing Kansas Republican said he was following instruction from God.
◾️He pleaded not guilty to 3 counts last week.
◾️Claims the students planned the incident.
◾️Said he thought the video would be used for a “higher purpose.”