SAN ANTONIO -- When a 32-year-old woman was sexually assaulted near Our Lady of the Lake University on March 29 2008, she managed to bite off her attacker’s right earlobe.
Through DNA technology using the earlobe, authorities were able to link 31-year-old Daniel Martinez to the rape.
During his trial Tuesday, prosecutors played Martinez’ police department interview for the jury. It was recorded on January 13 when Martinez was arrested after the DNA match was made. Throughout the interview Martinez repeatedly insisted he could not remember the attack.
Good presence of mind to hang on to that earlobe. I'm glad the victim was able to keep her wits about her even while being assaulted.