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Spanish woman gets 2 years for stabbing the boyfriend who called her fat
By m.p. – Aug 31, 2009 – 2:29 PM
He made the comments publically at a family dinner in a local restaurant
A woman who stabbed her boyfriend after his repeated insulting remarks about her weight at a family dinner has been sentenced to two years in prison for the attack. The ruling took into account that she was emotionally disturbed by his comments and also that she stabbed him after mixing alcohol with anti-depressants.
It happened last year after the dinner in a local restaurant in Abrera, Barcelona province, where the victim is said to have publically told his girlfriend that she was too fat to run, and should stop eating as she was so fat and would have to find another man.
He is reported to have refused to discuss his comments once they returned home.
After taking some of the anti-depressants prescribed by her doctor and drinking two cans of beer, the accused attacked her boyfriend with a kitchen knife as he lay lying in his bed, inflicting a total of 11 stab wounds. EFE reports that she stopped when she realised what she was doing, insisting on taking him to hospital and calling the police.
The court gave her the minimum sentence, ruling that she was affected by the mix of drugs and alcohol and by her humiliating experience in the restaurant. They also found that she has low self-esteem and limited intelligence.