A Chicago woman was arraigned on aggravated battery charges Thursday after she allegedly bit off her second cousin’s nose during a fight earlier this month.
Damika Robinson, 39, of Chicago’s South Side, allegedly got into a fight with her second cousin during a ride home, Cook County prosecutors said, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Robinson allegedly bit at her second cousin’s face several times, including one bite that took a chunk out of the cousin’s nose. It was unclear why the fight started. Robinson and the second cousin were attending a family party.
A police report of the incident indicated that the 38-year-old victim sustained “several bite marks to her face including her nose being bit off,” the Sun-Times reported.
The cousin was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center to be treated for her injuries, according to DNA Info Chicago.
Bail for Robinson was set at $225,000, but she couldn’t come up with the money and was taken to jail instead on charges of aggravated battery causing great bodily harm.
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Robinson was arrested Wednesday for the Aug. 4 incident by a fugitive task force, according to DNA Info Chicago.