Saturday, May 23, 2009

Crim News of the Day: Daddy Ate My Eyes

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- A Bakersfield boy will likely be blind after police say his father bit out one of his eyes and mutilated the other.

After 34-year-old Angel Vidal Mendoza Sr. allegedly attacked the boy, police say Mendoza rolled his wheelchair outside and began hacking his legs with an ax.

Four-year-old Angelo Mendoza told police, "My daddy ate my eyes."

The boy's mother was not home at the time.

Officials with Child Protective Services declined to comment on the case.

Mendoza, under $1 million bond, is charged with mayhem, torture, child cruelty and inflicting an injury to a child.

The incident happened April 28, and a hearing is set for May 20.