Bonita Lynn Vela suspected her daughter’s boyfriend had molested her 2-year-old son, so she cut his penis off with a box cutter. Though she pleaded guilty to the act, she’ll serve no jail time.
The 35-year-old Indiana woman trapped the 18-year-old male victim in a trailer for more than three hours, during which time she cut off his manhood so he would “see a scar every time he had sex.”
She reportedly told him that he would “have to choose his life or his penis.”
While it sounds like Vela was trying to protect her brood from a potential sex offender, she admitted to smoking marijuana and possibly ingesting other drugs before the attack, which could’ve impaired her judgement and perception of the situation.
By pleading guilty to confinement and battery, Vela was sentenced to 10 months of home detention, followed by another six months of probation. The victim didn’t seek jail time so long as Vela acknowledged her crime.
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