NYC Man Gets 13 Years For Branding Woman With Iron

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man who burned his girlfriend’s face with a searing hot iron has been sentenced to 13 years in prison.

Eric Persaud pleaded guilty last month to assault and bribing a witness for trying to stop his 27-year-old girlfriend from testifying against him. He was sentenced Wednesday.

Prosecutors say in April of 2009 the two argued over her calling police to report an incident in which he broke her computer. They say Persaud forced her into their bathroom, shoved a rag into her mouth and burned both of her cheeks. He also cut her.

She was hospitalized for 11 days. Queens District Attorney Richard Brown says the man made more than 400 calls to her from jail after his arrest, telling her he’d harm her if she testified.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • sherry

    A YOUNG OFFENDER IN CANADA can only serve 10 years in jail for MURDER, this was a very harsh sentence from someone assaulting another, ,i bet if he was WHITE , we are looking at 5 yrs and he would do 3 with early payroll.

  • Juan V

    This (Eric Persaud) maricon will receive some pleasure in jail. They hate wife beater in jail.

  • Mohamed

    A man should be able to do anything he wants with his property.

    • Dee

      Hey Mohammed, surely you have lost your mind, jerky boy

      • mike

        hey dee…want to have dinner

    • Sammi

      You sound like a typical Indian narcissistic sexist ass.

  • Dan Te

    How was he able to make 400 calls from jail?

    • Sammi

      That is what I am wondering.

  • William Cantrell

    Seldom does the sentence fit the crime. When this man is released , he most likely will kill his victim…and he was sentenced to only 13 years (possibly out
    in 7) He deserves the comforts of prison until his victims face is normal again.
    If she is scarred for life, then let him remain in prison for life. The court has provided this worthless human another chance to futher wreck her life , or
    to kill her. Send that judge to prison too, if anything at all happens when he is released!!

    • susan

      I agree with you William, he should get a more severe sentence

    • Steve

      I totally agree with you….I guarantee this loser will spend his dieing day after being released form jail tracking this woman down and killing her. With some luck…he will get killed in prison..

  • victor

    this I will only say person,,,should have been branded just like he did the women, before he goes to prison….where are victoms rights…she has burn scares on her face and he only gets prison time….what a sham

  • john wayne

    they should brand his butt and let bubba put his special brand on this poor excuse of a man

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