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American cuts off boyfriend's penis
- Peggy O'hare
(Sunday, October 31, 2004)
A north Harris County woman is on the run today after she was accused of cutting off her boyfriend's penis with a knife while he was sleeping, sheriff's detectives said. The severed penis has not been found. The attack occurred at the woman's home in the area of West Mt. Houston and Airline Road about 11 a.m. Thursday. The victim, 33, is recovering at Ben Taub Hospital and is expected to survive. Eighty percent of his penis was severed, sheriff's detectives said.
The woman's name has not been released since she has not been charged with any wrongdoing. Detectives expect to charge her with aggravated assault later this weekend once they are able to interview the victim. The woman, 45, told detectives by telephone that she cut the man because he had been unfaithful to her in the past and subjected her to domestic violence. Detectives found documentation of past abuse at the home and a court order prohibiting the man from going near the woman. But the man was not abusing her Thursday when the attack occurred, sheriff's Lt. Ruben Diaz said.
Despite the court order, the woman invited her boyfriend to her home Thursday, claiming she wanted to borrow his truck, Diaz said. The man works a night shift and after he arrived, he went to bed, then was awakened later in the morning by a sharp pain. "He sees the bed full of blood, he immediately looks down and knows what's going on," Diaz said. "She's standing in the room. She's still there staring at him." The woman's 22-year-old daughter and sister heard the man's screams, loaded him into a car and took him to Doctors Hospital Parkway. The woman with the knife refused to help them, Diaz said. The victim was later moved to Ben Taub, where he remains.
When detectives spoke with the suspect by phone, she told them she threw the man's penis off the back porch of her home, Diaz said. Deputies searched the yard for hours, but found nothing. They also have not found the knife, which the woman claimed to have dumped around Little York.
The woman refused deputies' entreaties to come back to the house. She is from El Salvador, where she is still legally married to another man, and may have fled there, Diaz said.
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