Crime

Woman Accused Of Biting Off Ex-Boyfriend's Ear

| by Amanda Andrade-Rhoades
Anntisha HonwytewaAnntisha Honwytewa

A painless breakup is an oxymoron, but for some, the process can be downright bloody. 

Anntisha Honwytewa, 28, met with her ex-boyfriend at an apartment complex in Glendale, Arizona, on Jan. 30 to discuss their split and meet with a mutual friend, according to court documents obtained by ABC15. While they were still in the parking lot, Honwytewa allegedly became so enraged she punched her ex-boyfriend and bit his left ear.

“A large portion of the left ear was removed causing permanent disfigurement,” police said, according to ABC15.

The ex-boyfriend has not been identified and it’s unclear what medical attention he received, if any. 

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Honwytewa, who has a 2013 conviction for assault and a record of domestic violence, has been charged with aggravated assault causing disfigurement, although she denies the claim and her ex-boyfriend has declined press charges.

"I didn't bite nobody's ear,” she told KPHO/KTVK.

Still, residents at the he Advantage Point apartment complex, where the incident allegedly occurred, shrugged it off.

"I hear from different people that have lived here for a while, people get murdered up there, suicide over here, the drugs," resident Dove Havier said.

"You know what, around here nothing's crazy," a resident, identified only as Randy, added.

This isn’t the first time a woman has been accused of biting off part of an ex-boyfriend’s ear. Danielle Nebelung was arrested for allegedly biting off part of her ex-boyfriend’s ear at their home in Macomb County, Michigan, in March 2014, NY Daily News reported. Although she was initially charged with domestic violence and felony assault with intent to maim, Nebelung pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor domestic violence charge.

Nebelung was spared time behind bars, but she was required to attend anger management classes. Her ex-boyfriend, Anthony Caruso, had his ear surgically reattached and Nebelung was banned from contacting him.

Sources: ABC15, KPHO/KTVK, NY Daily News / Photo Credit: KPHO/KTVK

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