July 25, 2005

Woman who cut off man’s penis gets 8 yrs in jail

HOUSTON (Reuters) - A Texas jury on Monday sentenced a
woman who cut off her boyfriend's penis to eight years in

Delmy Ruiz, 49, had testified that she sliced off Rene
Aramando Nunez' penis with a kitchen knife while he slept
because she feared him after he raped her.

But prosecutors charged Ruiz was a jealous woman who took
revenge because she believed Aramando was cheating on her.

The jury found her guilty of aggravated assault on Friday
and came back on Monday for sentencing. She could have faced a
maximum of 20 years in jail.

Ruiz will not be eligible for parole until she has served
half her sentence and could be deported to El Salvador, her
native country, after leaving jail, prosecutors said.