Indiana woman gets two years in prison for tearing ex-boyfriend’s scrotum during fight
An Indiana woman was sentenced to two years in prison for tearing her ex-boyfriend’s scrotum during an argument and then leaving him bleeding.
Christina Lorena Reber was convicted in August of battery resulting in serious bodily injury for the attack nearly three years ago, and a judge rejected her request to serve only home incarceration and imposed the prison term, reported the Indianapolis Star.
The 46-year-old Reber testified that the victim was attacking her when she injured him, but Delaware Circuit Court Judge Marianne Vorhees said she did not believe the account and convicted her.
Prosecutors argued that Reber could have targeted “other parts” of the man’s body when she attacked him, but defense attorneys argued that as the pair physically fought “that was the only thing she could think of to grab.”
The 59-year-old victim, who had recently ended their relationship when he was injured, testified that he received stitches the night of the attack and then reconstructive surgery.
He still experiences pain, the man testified during Reber’s sentencing hearing.
Reber told the court she hoped the man would accept an apology from her, and some of her friends described her as a “spiritual mentor” and “lover of the Lord.”
But the judge noted that Reber ignored the victim pleading for her to call an ambulance, “walked out the door,” and “left him there bleeding.”