Woman Convicted Of Biting Off Part Of Man's Ear Loses Appeal

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

A Lincoln woman who was given five to 12 years in prison for biting off part of a man's ear has lost an appeal of her conviction and sentence.

The Nebraska Appeals Court on Tuesday rejected arguments by Anna Godfrey. Police say Godfrey was at a party in April 2010, got into an argument with several people and attacked the man because he or someone else in the group said she was fat. Godfrey said she bit him after he tackled and choked her.

The 23-year-old Godfrey said in her appeal that there wasn't enough evidence to justify the verdict against her, that the jury's instructions were problematical and that her sentence was excessive.

The Appeals Court disagreed with each point.

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