Cops: Woman Tore Off Kin's Nipple
Suspect, 46, in messy brawl with daughter-in-law, 30
DECEMBER 16--A drunken early-morning fight between a New Mexico woman and her daughter-in-law ended Sunday when the older combatant tore the nipple off one of her kin’s breasts, according to a wince-inducing police report.
Prosecutors will weigh aggravated assault charges against Amilia Oveide, 46, in connection with her December 12 confrontation with Marie Cadney, 30, the wife of Oveide’s son, 26-year-old Jason Cadney.
A Las Cruces Police Department report, available here, notes that the Cadneys and Oveide had “been drinking most of the night” when, Marie Cadney told cops, a 3 AM argument between her husband and his mother became “very intense.” Cadney said that she “went to stand between them and try to separate them,” though she also began arguing with her mother-in-law. Oveide, a convicted felon who has spent time in prison for narcotics possession, is pictured in the above October 2003 mug shot.
Cadney said that is when Oveide “grabbed her right breast and began to squeeze and pull on her nipple.” Cadney added that she yelled for Oveide “to let go and Oveide continued to pull at that time.” Oveide let go only after Cadney began punching her in the face. Cadney was interviewed by investigators at Memorial Medical Center after a doctor had performed a reattachment procedure.
After Cadney had physically removed her mother-in-law from the apartment, she felt fluid on her right breast, and noticed that there was blood on her shirt. And here’s where the cringe factor explodes:
“When she untucked her shirt she stated her nipple fell on the floor. She stated she picked it up, put into a bag securing it,” cops reported. Amazingly, two hours passed before Cadney “decided she needed to go to the hospital.”
While Cadney told officers that she was not sure she wanted to pursue charges, prosecutors have the discretion to file a felony case against Oveide following the conclusion of the police probe.
A deputy district attorney told reporter Ashley Meeks of the Las Cruces Sun-News that this was apparently the first time that a Las Cruces resident “has suffered a body part being torn off during a crime.” (2 pages)