Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Man Eats Son's Eye.
California dad charged with biting out son's eye
May not be actual photo of Mendoza. Could be someone else.
May 18 2009 11:00PM CDT
A 4-year-old California boy may be permanently blinded after police say his father bit out one of his eyes and mutilated the other.
Bakersfield police say 34-year-old Angel Vidal Mendoza appeared to be under the influence of PCP when he attacked the boy April 28. Afterwards police say Mendoza rolled his wheelchair outside and began hacking at his own legs with an ax. Mendoza was crippled in an accident, while using PCP.
Four-year-old Angelo Mendoza Jr. told police, "my daddy ate my eyes."
Doctors at Mercy Hospital say it's unclear whether Angelo will regain vision in his right eye.
The boy's mother wasn't home at the time.
Mendoza is due in court Wednesday. Charges include mayhem, torture and child cruelty. Jail officials say they don't know whether he has an attorney.
Prospects do not look promising for Mendoza, who was convicted seven years ago for cutting off the arm of his sister with a hacksaw, again while using PCP.