A woman dubbed the ‘Argentinian Lorena Bobbitt’ for cutting off her lover’s penis with garden shears during bondage sex has been jailed for 13 years.

Accountant Brenda Barattini, 28, was found guilty of the attempted murder of musician Sergio Fernandez, 42, following a trial.

Around 90 per cent of his penis was sheared off along with a testicle and he spent eight days in a coma.

Mr Fernandez said his manhood is now “different” and he stills suffers panic attacks and insomnia as well as a constant feeling women want to kill him if he has sex

Barattini confessed she had planned the November 2017 attack, which made headlines around the world, after he shared sex tapes and X-rated photos of her with friends, claiming he treated her like a “trophy”.

But she said she had not attempted to kill her victim.

She told a jury of four men and four women during her trial in Cordoba, Argentina: “He turned me into a sex object. I was just a s**g for him.

“He infringed my privacy, my life and my career. Everything has been ruined.”

Victim Sergio Fernandez was left covered in blood after the attack

The victim said Barattini severed his penis after getting him to put a blindfold on, recalling:

“After she put the blindfold on she told me I had to guess where she was touching me.

“She also wanted to tie me up but I didn’t let her. She began to practice oral sex on me. I suddenly felt something. She wanted to kill me in that second.”

Barattini was dubbed the ‘Argentinian Lorena Bobbitt’ in some sectors of the Argentinian press when the attack happened.

The garden shears that were used to cut off the victim’s penis

Bobbitt chopped of her husband John’s penis with a kitchen knife in 1993 before throwing it into a field.

Barattini initially claimed she was defending herself from a sex assault after being fooled into letting Mr Fernandez into her apartment before changing her story.

He was rescued by neighbours who heard shouting and alerted the police.

Fernandez was attacked in Barattini’s bed at her home in Argentina

The jury decision to convict his attacker, taken on Wednesday, was unanimous.

The 13-year sentence, decided by the three trial judges, was the one a state prosecutor was seeking.

Barattini’s mum reacted to the verdict and sentence by shouting out “mierda” – Spanish for s**t – and running from court.

Barattini was sentenced to 13 years in prison on Wednesday 

Barattini, who has been held in prison since the attack, is expected to appeal.

Her defence lawyer Lucas de Olmos said the decision was “unheard of” in Argentina outside court.

He insisted: “No-one has ever been convicted in this country of attempted murder for a penis wound.”

The bloodstained bed inside Barattini’s flat in Cordoba 

State prosecutor Laura Battistelli, who showed the jury the garden shears Barattini used, insisted she was not a gender violence victim.

Around the time of the attack, Argentinian papers published photos of the victim sat on the floor of Barattini’s apartment.

His hands are covering his groin area and there is blood all over the lower part of his body including his shoes and ankles.

Another photo showed a close-up of the affected area with what was left of his mutilated private parts pixellated.

Other images showed the bloodied bed where Mr Fernandez was assaulted as well as the pruning shears on the floor.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here