Ohio man finds wife with lover, bites off piece of his ear

Virgil Bates III
Virgil Bates III

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio man admits he attacked his wife’s lover and bit off part of the man’s ear after finding the pair in bed together.

Virgil Bates III told a judge in Toledo that he went home in June to find out if his wife was lying about breaking off an affair.

The 40-year-old Bates says he found them in bed and put his wife’s lover in a headlock. He told the judge the man bit his arm and that’s when he bit back.

Bates pleaded guilty to aggravated assault Monday.

An assistant prosecutor says the top part of the victim’s ear couldn’t be repaired and his medical treatment was “extremely painful.”

Prosecutors tell The Blade newspaper (http://bit.ly/1PxgNTz ) that they’ll recommend probation and time at a correctional treatment facility for Bates.


Information from: The Blade, http://www.toledoblade.com/

NBC4i.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s