WA Supreme Court: Great Bodily Harm can only be Grossly Exceeded by Death
Stubbs stabbed a guy in the neck after the ol' "LOOK, A SPIDER" ruse.
You see, Stubbs had just smoked some meth and then went to a guys motorhome. The guy didn't want to let him in because he thought that Stubbs would abscond with something which wasn't his. Short of the motorhome itself, more meth, or a collection of comic books, I'm not sure what Stubbs would make off with. Anyhow, Stubbs must have taken offense because he shouted that there was a spider. Falling for the old "Meth-head shouting Look There's a Spider!" ruse, the guy turned. Insert knife in neck.
This is why you should never trust a meth head when he tries to warn you about spiders. This also holds true for the bugs supposedly crawling beneath his skin. Instead just offer some calamine lotion.
Anyhow, why are we here? They placed an exceptional sentence on him based on the fact that "victim's injuries substantially exceeded the level of bodily harm necessary to satisfy the elements of the offense." Well, seeing as he was convicted of a crime which required great bodily harm (read: close to death), there's really no way to "substantially exceed" great bodily harm without dying.