Labourer admits to biting off mentally-ill man’s ear

Romel Torres, a 24-year-old labourer of Kuru Kururu on the Soesdyke-Linden Highway, has been charged with felonious wounding. He pleaded guilty to the offence, and has been remanded to prison until May 29 for sentencing.
Torres was arraigned before Diamond/Golden Grove Magistrate Judy Latchman on a charge of felonious wounding committed on Earl Emmanuel of Kuru Kururu, Soesdyke-Linden Highway contrary to Section 57(a) of the Criminal Law (Offences) Act, Chapter 8:01.

Charged: Romel Torres

Initial reports are that Earl Emmanuel, a mentally-ill man, is nursing a series of injuries after he was badly beaten by Torres, who attempted to rob the Emmanuel home. Emmanuel also had an ear bitten off by Torres during the ordeal, which occurred at around 19:30h on Monday.
Emmanuel’s father has said he had stepped out to run an errand, and upon returning home, had witnessed part of the attempted robbery.
A niece recalled, “He (the elder Emmanuel) said before he entered the house, he heard screams coming from the area, but when he got closer, he realised that they were coming from his house. He said when he went inside, he saw the man…
“When the man ran out, he went to see my uncle (Earl Emmanuel) lying on the bed in a pool of blood.”
Torres was eventually found and arrested. (G12)