No Jail For Woman Accused Of Biting Husband’s Tongue

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin woman accused of biting off part of her husband’s tongue will serve no jail time.

Karen Lueders, of Sheboygan, had been charged with felony mayhem for allegedly biting the tongue while suffering a manic episode Dec. 6.

She and prosecutors finalized a plea agreement Tuesday and Sheboygan County Judge L. Edward Stengel followed the recommendations. He found Lueders guilty of committing the offense but not guilty due to her mental state.

The $5,000 she posted as cash bond will be returned to her minus court costs.

The Sheboygan Press reports that attorneys from both sides agreed the action was a result of her mental disorder. The judge ordered Lueders to undergo continuing outpatient treatment.

Friends said the 57-year-old had stopped taking her medication, an action that led to manic episodes in the past.

Police were called to the couple’s home by her 79-year-old husband William Lueders, who used “uh huh” to communicate with a 911 dispatcher. According to a criminal complaint, officers found Karen Lueders carrying a New Year’s horn in her hand and singing Christmas carols outside the house.

In a written statement, Willard Lueders told police he went into the bathroom while his wife was on the toilet Dec. 6. When he leaned over to kiss her, she went into a “manic state,” grabbing his genitals and biting his tongue.

William Lueders has recovered and is able to speak clearly. A judge gave the couple permission to continue living together, and they have appeared at court appearances holding hands.

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  • Me

    Now isn’t that true love….
    He just won’t put her in a nursing home.


  • jan

    Nice “trophy” wife. What’s a 79 year old man doing with a 57 year old woman anyway?

    • Otis

      Thats what I thought to 79 years old. Wow what a retirement.

    • Paul

      Lucky guy

  • justaxnspend

    In 1962, Dupont coined the phrase “Better life thru chemistry”.

  • hater

    no charge for a hate crime??????

  • Victim Du Jour

    It’s Wierd how women don’t go to jail or prison.

    It’s like our court system is run by the Kotex Klux Klan.

    • TWeber

      Blahaha… Now, that’s funny!

  • LikeMyPrivacy

    I am sorry, but when I am on the toilet I don’t want my husband to be kissing on me. I hardly like him to be in the bathroom with me at all. Gross.

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