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Woman Arrested for Biting Off Roommate's Lip During Fight

POSTED: Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 3:07pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 5:26pm

LAS CRUCES- Las Cruces Police arrested a woman who bit off part of her roommate’s lip during an altercation Saturday evening.

Jajaira Alvarado, 20, is charged with one count of aggravated battery causing great bodily harm.

Saturday night, Police were called to Memorial Medical Center where the 21-year-old victim was being treated.

 Police say the victim and her roommate, Alvarado, spent part of Saturday drinking and had made plans for Saturday evening. Alvarado had gone to their home to sleep for a while but asked her friends to wake her in time for their planned outing.

Witnesses told police that when the victim went to wake Alvarado, Alvarado became argumentative. At some point during the argument Alvarado became aggressive and bit off a portion of the victim’s lip. Another roommate separated the two and transported the victim to the hospital where medical staff attempted to repair the woman’s lip.

The victim was released from the hospital on Sunday.

Alvarado was detained by police on Sunday afternoon. She is being held at the Dona Ana County Detention Center with bond set at $10,000.

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