Surprising Sentence for Penis Cutter

Bonita Lynn Vela
Bonita Lynn Vela

On December 28, 2013, 35-year old Bonita Lynn Vela took matters into her own hands when she suspected one of her daughter’s boyfriends of having molested her two-year old son. Vela stated she was smoking marijuana when she became suspicious about the possible abuse so she asked a friend to bring the 18-year old to her trailer near Franklin, Indiana.

Vela and two other individuals kept the teenager in the trailer for over three hours. Although the teenager denied the accusations, Vela told him he would have to choose between his life or his penis. Vela allegedly told the victim that she “wanted to scar him so that he would have to look at it every time that he had sex in the future.”

Vela initially tried to cut his penis with a fork but when she could not draw blood she grabbed a box cutter instead. She then cut him deep enough to leave a scar. The teenager was later treated at a hospital but the extent of his injuries were not released.

While Vela originally faced preliminary charges of battery with a deadly weapon and criminal confinement with a deadly weapon, in the end Vela plead guilty to lesser charges of confinement and battery. A judge sentenced her last Thursday to just 10 months of home detention followed by six months of probation. So there you go, men – your penis is not worth as much as you thought after all.

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