MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 24-year-old Red Lake woman pleaded guilty Thursday to biting another woman’s ear off and biting her nose.
Joelyn Rose Hart pleaded guilty to one count of maiming, after being indicted on June 8.READ MORE: St. Paul Students Plan Walkout Over COVID Safety
According to her plea agreement, Hart admitted she intended to torture, maim and disfigure the woman by biting off her ear and biting her nose on Jan. 1, 2009. The incident allegedly occurred during a New Year’s Day party on the Red Lake Indian Reservation.READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: Tuesday Brings Big, Blustery Temperature Swing
The other woman had to undergo five reconstructive surgeries to re-attach her ear.MORE NEWS: What Is ‘Wordle’? And Why Is It So Popular?
Hart faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, if convicted. Her sentencing has not been scheduled.