A British woman has been convicted of biting her ex-boyfriend’s testicle off after he turned down her offer of a threesome.
Nunzia Del Viscio, 43, was ordered to stay in her home between 10pm and 6am for six months, and to pay her victim £500 in compensation for the attack.
Police officers and paramedics rushed to the scene on the night of May 23 last year after receiving a 999 call.
When they arrived, they found Del Viscio outside the flat with blood on her teeth and face.
At her trial at Edinburgh Sheriff Court, she claimed she was acting in self-defence when she ripped 44-year-old Marcello Palma’s testicle off with her teeth.
She admitted having drunk a lot of vodka and taken drugs in a nightclub toilet earlier that night.
Palma told the court that they went back to his flat with two other people.
‘We were happy to be together,’ he said, adding: ‘We went back to the flat to keep the night going.’
He told the court that he and the other woman had ‘sexual relations’ in one room, while Del Viscio and the other man went into another.
But at about 4AM, Palma said, Del Viscio came into his bedroom naked, jumped on the bed and said she wanted a threesome. He said ‘no’, at which point she started screaming that she wanted a threesome.
Del Viscio then started ‘destroying’ the flat, he said – at which point he told her to leave.
‘We were insulting each other, and she came against me and bit my left testicle,’ he said. ‘I threw two or three punches and had a finger in her eye to push her away.
‘She drew her head back and my testicle came out.’
Once the paramedics arrived he was rushed to the hospital, where his testicle was re-insterted into his scrotum and he had 15 stitches put in.
Sentencing her, Sheriff McCormack called the assault ‘very serious’, and said the curfew would prevent her from taking drugs and drink.