Woman Who Cut Off Lover's Penis Sentenced To 13 Years
A woman who cut off her lover's penis with shears as 'revenge for sharing sex tapes of her' has been jailed for 13 years.
Brenda Barattini, 28, was found guilty of the attempted murder of former partner Sergio Fernandez after a trail in Cordoba, Argentina.
Fernandez was left in a coma following the brutal attack, and reportedly lost around 90 percent of his penis and a testicle.
He said that his penis is now 'different' and that he suffers from panic attacks.
Barattini admitted to the attack, which took place in November 2017, but denied attempted murder.
She said she carried out the vicious attack after Fernandez allegedly shared sex tapes and intimate images with his friends.
Barattini claimed he treated her 'like a trophy'. She told the court: "He turned me into a sex object. I was just a s*** for him.
"He infringed my privacy, my life and my career. Everything has been ruined."
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Describing the night of the attack, Fernandez told the court it started out as 'bondage sex', explaining: "After she put the blindfold on, she told me I had to guess where she was touching me.
"She also wanted to tie me up, but I didn't let her. She began to practice oral sex on me. I suddenly felt something. She wanted to kill me in that second."
Adding: "I felt like I was going to die, I didn't know she had cut me. I couldn't see anything. I tried to get up, I pulled up my trousers and instinctively grabbed by mobile phone to call an ambulance. I wanted to leave, and she started to insult me. She grabbed my t-shirt, my hair, she wouldn't let me leave."
He was left bleeding on the floor but was rescued after neighbours heard his cries for help.
Shocking photos were shared with the media, showing Fernandez sat on the floor, covered in blood, with has hands over his genital area. In a shot, the gardening shears used in the attack could be seen, as well as a blood-soaked bed where the incident happened.
Barattini initially told cops she had been defending herself from sexual assault, but later changed her story.
The jury unanimously found Barattini guilty on Wednesday (25 September) and she was handed a 13-year sentence by judges.
Speaking after the decision, her defence lawyer Lucas de Olmos, said: "No one has ever been convicted in this country of attempted murder for a penis wound."
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