South Dakota man pleaded guilty Friday to eight counts of domestic assault after he cut off his girlfriend’s nipples with a pair of scissors.
Tony Deval Ledbetter, 45, and his companion were reportedly having a dispute about the state of their relationship the evening of October 11, 2016, when police say Lebnetter ‘punched and slammed’ the woman’s head to the ground.
Ledbetter attempted to stop her from screaming and alarming neighbors of the matter by cutting off her airway with his forearm,Daily Mail reports.
When that was unsuccessful, he took a blanket, stuffed it in the her mouth and sat on top of her, then proceeded to cut off her nipples with the scissors.
The victim was able to escape the scene. When she departed the house, Ledbetter phoned 911, police spokesman Sam Clemens said
The woman, who was pregnant at the time of the assault, is said to be doing fine and the baby healthy.