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NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — An Oregon man who pleaded guilty to biting off part of a woman's ear has been sentenced in Idaho to 10 years in prison.

KTVB reports ( ) that 31-year-old Jose Pena Castro of Ontario, Oregon, must serve five years before becoming eligible for parole.

Court records show a woman told Caldwell, Idaho, police that Castro bit off her ear. Police responding to the Sept. 6, 2014, incident located a missing piece of her ear in a bedroom.

Third District Judge Christopher Nye sentenced Castro on Wednesday. The technical charge was "mayhem," which in this case refers to unlawfully removing part of someone's body.


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