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Brazilian Woman Cuts Off Husband’s Penis

November 19, 1996

SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) _ A woman cut off her husband’s penis with a kitchen knife after learning that he had impregnated another woman, police said Monday.

Raquel Nair Lucio, 33, attacked Luis Carlos Ferraz, 61, on Sunday in the city of Tiete, 90 miles west of Sao Paulo. She said she was inspired by news reports of similar attacks.

``The two apparently got into a fight. A lot of things were broken, then she took a knife and said she was going to cut off his penis, just like she had read about in the news,″ Sao Paulo state policeman Jose Antonio Martins de Mello said by telephone from Tiete.

After the attack, Lucio called police, who arrested her and took her husband to the hospital. His penis was surgically reattached.

At least three similar attacks this month have received wide coverage in the Brazilian news media.

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