Almería ear-biting attacker sentenced to six years imprisonment

A 28-year-old man has been sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty to various charges including a cannibalistic attack that happened in Almería.

For one of the charges, the attacker bit another man’s ear at approximately 10pm on July 7 2014 in the Avenida del Mediterráneo.  The attacker, a homeless man identified as H.J.B.S., approached his 45-year-old victim with intentions of asking him for a can of beer. He then attacked the victim with a glass bottle, bit his right ear before stealing his personal belongings worth €293.92.

The victim’s injuries took 80 days to heal and for the first three weeks during that period, he had to stay in hospital, and is reported to have suffered psychological consequences including nightmares, insomnia, depression and anxiety.

Policía Nacional arrested the attacker, who later explained that the attack was motivated by an “evil look” given by the victim. The attacker admitted to being intoxicated at the time of the incident and unaware of his actions.

The court sentenced H.J.B.S to three years and nine moths for causing bodily harm, 21 months for theft and an additional six months for his attack on police officers who tried to detain him at the time of his arrest. The victim has been compensated with €40,000, and a 12-year restraining order has also been imposed.

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