SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A former New Mexico shoe salesman accused of trying to cut off his ex-girlfriend’s big toe is asking a judge to reconsider his request to be released.
An attorney for Daniel Anaya says his client is facing threats from other inmates.
In a motion filed this week, the attorney says Anaya was attacked twice by fellow inmates who became aware of the charges against him during a court hearing.
The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/12hwyoJ) that the motion claims Anaya was bruised on his face and head after the alleged beating.
Anaya was arrested in Santa Fe in April after his ex-girlfriend reported that he attacked her after tracking her down at her new home in Albuquerque. Authorities say he attacked his ex-girlfriend three times since November, trying to bite or remove her big toes in the attacks.