A 70-year-old woman accused of trying to hack her husband’s penis off has been ordered to stand trial.
After an hour-long hearing, with the victim as the only witness for either side, a California judged found that there is enough evidence for Virginia Valdez to be taken to court.
She will answer to charges of assault with a deadly weapon, spousal abuse and mayhem, all of which she is pleading not guilty to. If convicted she faces up to nine years in jail.
Valdez was arrested at her Palm Springs home in December after she allegedly attacked her 62-year-old husband’s genitals with a pair of industrial scissors.
The man called the police after his wife’s brutal assault as he screamed with pain and tried to stop the bleeding using bathroom towels.
‘Bitch tried to cut my dick off!’ he told an operator, according to the arrest warrant.
Valdez had been ‘massaging the intimate areas of the victim such as his testicles and inner thigh’ when she stopped suddenly, telling him she was going to brush her teeth.
But instead she grabbed a pair of scissors and savagely cut at her husband’s penis and ‘disfigured the victim’s genitals’.
Police said the couple have been married for 32 years and the reason for the argument was a ‘long-running marital dispute’.
Sergeant Kyle Stjerne told the Los Angeles Times that Valdez tried to pick the best tool for the job, adding, ‘They were more heavy duty than the standard office scissors.’
The husband was treated at a local hospital for non-life-threatening wounds and was released later that evening.
Valdez, at 5ft 4in and 145lb, was taken to Smith Correctional Facility in Banning and was released on $100,000 bail.
Her husband has hired high-profile attorney Gloria Allred, according to the Huffington Post.
Allred is also currently representing a former girlfriend of Rudy Eugene, the alleged Miami cannibal.