A woman has been charged with biting off her ex-boyfriend’s tongue during a breakup after asking him for ‘one last kiss’.
Adaia Lopez Esteve from Barcelona allegedly tore off her then-boyfriend’s tongue in June 2017 and spat it out onto the floor before running away.
She is now facing up to eight years in prison over the incident, with the victim’s lawyers asking for her to be jailed for ten years.
Local media said the couple met online in December 2016 and endured a tumultuous two-month relationship before they parted in February 2017.
The victim, who has not been named, was reportedly ‘fed up of Esteve’s mood swings’.
Shortly after the initial breakup, they restarted their relationship – but the boyfriend decided to break up with her again just four months later.
Esteve is said to have reacted aggressively to his decision, storming out of the flat before returning to apologise for her behaviour.
She allegedly then hugged her boyfriend and asked him for one ‘last kiss’, which she took advantage of by biting off his tongue, ripping it out of his mouth and spitting it onto the floor, local newspaper El Taquigrafo report.
Esteve then ran away, leaving her ex-boyfriend bleeding on the floor.
Luckily, a neighbour heard his screams and ran to help and the man was taken to hospital where doctors managed to stop the bleeding.
Esteve was reportedly arrested by Catalan police but refused to give a statement.
She was released but the investigation has now concluded and she has been charged with causing injuries and will be called to the stand in Barcelona Provincial Court.
Esteve has denied the events and instead has reported her former lover for domestic abuse, saying he had tried to suffocate her as she left his flat.
It is unclear when the trial will take place.