Witness Victoria Biniak said she saw the deadly incident from a viewing area.
"The trainer was explaining different things about the whale and then the trainer that was down there walked away from the window. Then Telly (the whale) took off really fast in the tank and he came back, shot up in the air, grabbed the trainer by the waist and started thrashing (her) around," Biniak said. "He was thrashing her around pretty good. It was violent."
Biniak said the attack was so violent that it caused the trainer's shoe to fly off [...]
Killer whale expert Nancy Black said the whale could have been playing and the incident could have been an accident."They are very intelligent creatures. They have emotions, and feelings. Maybe it was unhappy in the situation, maybe it was bored," Black said.
Telly, however, was allegedly involved in the death of a part time trainer 1991. He was also believed to be involved in the death of a man in 1999. Perhaps, he is a serial-killer whale?
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