• Arizona man accused of biting off part of boyfriend's ear

    By: Bob D'Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    PHOENIX -

    An Arizona man is accused of biting off part of his boyfriend’s left ear during an argument over an alleged affair KNXV reported.

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    Edward Gomez, 25, of Phoenix, is charged with aggravated assault and is being held at the Maricopa County Jail in lieu of a $7,500 bond, the television station reported. Gomez initially appeared in court Friday and is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday, KNXV reported.

    Police responded about 5:30 p.m. Thursday and said they found Marcus Brito in the parking lot of an apartment complex "holding part of his left ear in his hand," the television station reported.

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    Brito said Gomez accused him of cheating, cornered him in the bathroom of an apartment, pushed him and then bit his ear, KTVK reported.

    "It happened so quickly I didn’t even know," Brito told the television station reported. "I knew he bit me, but I didn’t know my ear had fallen off until I actually was able to hold it in my hand."

    Gomez told police he acted in self-defense, claiming it was Brito who confronted him in the bathroom, KNXV reported.

    Birto was taken to an area hospital, the television station reported.

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