NM man in ‘toe stalker’ case claims he’s in danger

May 8, 2013 • State News

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A former New Mexico shoe salesman accused of trying to cut off [auth] 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 ( 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.

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