Cops: NM woman lost part of scalp after fight

November 2, 2011 • State News

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico woman is recovering after police say she lost part of her scalp during a violent fight with a former friend.

Las Cruces police detectives say that early [auth] Saturday 19-year-old Gabriela Nunez and a former friend, also 19, were at a party. That’s when police said Nunez and the victim began fighting and hair pulling.

According to the police report, Nunez struck the woman and pulled her hair hard enough to cause skin to tear from the top of her head.

Nunez was later arrested on suspicion of aggravated battery causing great bodily harm. She was booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center with bond set at $10,000.

The victim’s injuries were not life-threatening.

It was unclear if Nunez had hired an attorney.

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