A 26-year-old architect has been arrested after reportedly cutting off a man’s penis after he allegedly attacked her. The incident, which happened over the weekend in Nueva Cordoba, Argentina, has been gaining the attention of Twitter users.
According to reports, Brenda Barattini used a set of garden shears to cut off the penis of a man who had been inside of her apartment and in her bed at the time.
ESTA MUJER CASTRÓ A SU AMANTE MIENTRAS COPULABAN – Ella se llama Brenda Barattini, y lo hizo en Córdoba hace unas horas.
La prensa ya está tratando de justificarla. Y así estamos.@Santopadrearg @NickyMarquez1 @MontecristoCon pic.twitter.com/PvlXbDjZ4F
— Máximo E. Calderón (@MaxECalder) November 27, 2017
“There’s justification for what happened,” said Carlos Nayi, Barattini’s lawyer, as reported by Metro UK. “The information I’ve received is that she was the victim of a sex attack.”
Nayi claims that Barattini had allowed the 40-year-old man, who has been identified only as Sergio F., into her apartment because he’s an acquaintance through her brother.
“Once inside, instead of removing a musical instrument as he was supposed to, he attacked her sexually and she assumed a defensive attitude. Whether or not she acted excessively is for the courts to decide,” the lawyer explained.
However, Sergio F.’s lawyer, Eduardo Perez, says his client has a different story.
Perez explained that Sergio F. and Barattini had been seeing each other intimately for several months.
“They were in the middle of things. He wasn’t asleep. They began with a sexual game in which he was blindfolded,” Perez said. “There is evidence that was at the crime scene.”
State prosecuting attorney, Bettina Croppi, says word is still out on whose story matches up with the evidence, but what she does know is that Sergio F.’s condition is “very serious” and that it’s very likely he “lost the ability to be able to father children.” His lawyer also
The attorney also confirmed that the two did appear to know each other, but that the status and nature of their relationship remains unclear. Croppi confirmed that by the time police and paramedics arrived Sergio F. was not tied up and was being helped by neighbors. Perez says Sergio F. is still in the ICU. Gruesome photos from the scene depict images of the alleged weapon and bloody sheets.
For now, Barattini will be undergoing a psychiatric evaluation before facing questioning from authorities involved in the case. She has yet to provide a statement, but has undergone tests to determine whether not she had been raped or sexually attacked.
The case has quickly thrown users across Twitter back to the Lorena Bobbitt case, which played out in 1993.
Bobbit….. but she messed up cause he found it ?
— ?DazedAndConfuzed? (@Confuzed54D) November 28, 2017
In that case, Lorena Bobbitt who goes by her maiden name, Gallo, had allegedly suffered years of domestic abuse and rape at the hands of her husband, John Bobbitt. Gallo chopped off Bobbitt’s penis with a knife while he was sleeping, and then threw it out of her car window while fleeing the scene. A jury ultimately acquitted Bobbitt of rape and determined Gallo was not guilty due to insanity.
The Barattini case has also outraged those who feel the media has been more focused on the penis rather than the allegations of abuse that led up to the incident.
A los medios les preocupa que Brenda Barattini tenia una tijera de podar bajo su cama pero a la piba la violaron y bueh son cosas que pasan. Estoy harta.
— Kardashian West. (@TheLifeOfReskt) November 29, 2017
In the above tweet, one user writes: “The media are concerned that Brenda Barattini had scissors for pruning under her bed, but they raped the girl, and well, those things happen. I’m fed up.”
While some are championing Barattini, others believe she went too far. The only general agreement is that it’ll be interesting to see how the story unravels over the course of the investigation and trial.
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