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Woman sentenced to 13 years for using pruning shears to cut off her lover’s penis

2019-09-26

An Argentine court sentenced a woman to 13 years in prison after she cut off 90% of her lover’s penis, plus one testicle.

Brenda Barattini apologized for taking a pair of pruning sheers to her 42-year-old boyfriend’s privates, alleging she did so after he shared intimate videos of her with friends, according to the Buenos Aires Times.

A jury reportedly found her guilty of attempted aggravated homicide.

“I am very sorry for what I did, I never wanted to kill anyone," Barattini pleaded to the court. "I ask that justice be done. I have screwed up my life, I want to continue with my normal life.”

According to the victim, identified only as “Sergio F,” he and Barattini, 28, were having sex when she told him she had a surprise in store and put a velvet mask over his eyes. She then went to work with a pair of pruning shears.

“I felt like I was going to die, I didn’t know she had cut me," the victim testified. "I couldn’t see anything. I tried to get up, I pulled up my trousers and 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.”

Barattini, an architect, testified that Sergio F ruined her life by showing acquaintances video footage of her in compromising positions and she wanted revenge.

“He violated my intimacy, my life and my career. It ruined everything,” she said.

Her lawyers reportedly plan to appeal the decision, arguing that severing a man’s penis has never in the court’s history been considered an attempted murder.