Angelo Mendoza Sr.

In May of 2009, Angelo Mendoza Sr. was charged with mayhem, torture, child cruelty and inflicting an injury to a child for eating his then 4-year-old son’s left eye out and damaging the boy’s right eye, while high on PCP. Angelo Mendoza Jr. told authorities “my daddy ate my eyes,” when they came to the scene.

Police arrived at the Bakersfield, Calif. home to find the elder Mendoza, who is confined to a wheelchair, was hacking away at his own legs. A judge found him legally insane, and sentenced him to a state mental hospital.

The younger Mendoza was left partially blind.

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