At 6 foot 5 inches tall and 285 pounds, Michael J. Henry lived up to his nickname, “Big Mike.” However, all it took was a jealous woman half his size to put him in his grave.
Henry was a founding member of the Iron Wings MC, an “outlaw” motorcycle club based in Erie, Pennsylvania. The group has been linked to incidents of violence, including a 2015 shootout with local rivals the Restless Souls MC, local paper the Erie Times-News reported at the time.
Henry was no stranger to violence himself. When he was younger, Henry beat a man into a coma. As a result, he served five years in prison for aggravated assault, according to a 2012 article from the UK’s Daily Mail. But after his release, Henry worked hard to turn his life around and transform his dreams into reality.
“He wanted to start his own pallet company,” former girlfriend Nicole Spinelli, who began dating him in 2006, told “Snapped,” airing Sundays at 6/5c on Oxygen. “You take these pallets and you kind of just pick them up from businesses and you recycle them.”