Woman is jailed 13 years for cutting off her lover’s penis with garden shears during bondage sex because he shared their sex tapes with friends
- WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT
- Brenda Barattini, 26, attacked her 40-year-old lover Sergio Fernandez in 2017
- The Argentine chopped off 90 per cent of his penis with some garden shears
- Accountant confessed to planning attack but not that she intended to kill him
Brenda Barattini, 26, attacked her 40-year-old lover Sergio Fernandez in November 2017 while he was asleep
An accountant has been jailed for 13 years after being convicted of cutting off her lover’s penis with garden shears during bondage sex.
Brenda Barattini, 28, was found guilty of the attempted murder of musician Sergio Fernandez, 42, following a trial in the Argentinian city of Cordoba.
The pretty blonde confessed she had planned the November 25 2017 attack, which made headlines around the world, but said she had not intended to kill her victim.
She revealed in court she hatched a plot to harm Fernandez after he shared sex tapes and X-rated pics of her with friends, claiming he treated her like a ‘trophy’ and telling a jury of four men and four women during her trial: ‘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.’
The victim said Barattini struck 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. Bobbitt chopped of her husband John’s penis with a kitchen knife in 1993 before throwing it into a field.
Sergio Fernandez clutching his private parts after the attack. Blood can be seen smeared down his legs and bottles of water sit beside him where he appears to have to tried to clean the wound
She initially claimed she was defending herself from a sex assault after being fooled into letting Sergio into her apartment before changing her story.
He was rescued by neighbours who heard shouting and alerted the police.
Around 90 per cent of his penis was sheared off along with a testicle.
Sergio, who spent eight days in a coma after being assaulted, 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.
The jury decision to convict his attacker, taken yesterday afternoon/on Wednesday afternoon, 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, mierda, mierda’ – Spanish for s##t – and running from court.
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, insisting: ‘No-one has ever been convicted in this country of attempted murder for a penis wound.’
Barattini spoke out about the attack from pre-trial detention where she is being held
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 pictures of the bloodied bed where Sergio was assaulted as well as the pruning shears on the floors.
Offensive photos in one sensationalist paper even showed the victim sat on the floor of Barattini’s apartment with his hands covering his manhood and blood all over the lower part of his body including his shoes and ankles – as well as a close-up of the affected area with what was left of his mutillated private parts pixellated.
It was not clear how the pictures – too graphic to be published in a family newspaper – reached the paper.
The horror incident happened in a neighbourhood called Nueva Cordoba, one of the most fashionable and sought-after areas of Cordoba which is the home province of Katie Price’s former boyfriend Leandro Penna.