Woman Tried to Cut Off Husband's Penis: Booking Photo Released

Virginia Valdez, 69, was booked late Saturday at Smith Correctional in Banning and released Sunday on $100,000 bail, according to inmate records.

A booking photo was released Monday of a Palm Springs woman who allegedly tried to cut off her husband's penis with a pair of scissors.

Virginia Valdez, 69, was arrested Saturday evening on suspicion of mayhem, spousal abuse and assault with a deadly weapon, police said.

About 5:45 p.m. Saturday, officers were dispatched to the 1700 block of Rochelle Road, Palm Springs police Sgt. Melissa Desmarais said in a statement.

"Officers made contact with a 62-year-old male victim who reported that his wife had attempted to sever his penis with scissors, resulting in injuries to the area," Desmarais said.

The man was treated at a local hospital for the non-life threatening wound, Desmarais said. He was released from the hospital. His name was not released.

"The weapon was recovered from the scene and the investigation remains ongoing at this point," Desmarais said.

Valdez was taken to Smith Correctional Facility in Banning, where she was booked on three felonies just before midnight Saturday, according to inmate records.

The 5-foot-4-inch, 145-pound woman was released Sunday on $100,000 bail, according to inmate records. She has a court appearance scheduled Jan. 31 in Indio.

Palm Springs is a desert resort city at the east end of the San Gorgonio Pass in Riverside County, east of Los Angeles and San Diego.

Soulcannon Runesmith December 06, 2011 at 06:02 AM
You are wrong about women being less prone to violence. A well conducted piece of research which was published in the Journal of Marriage and Family, a well respected professional journal for marriage and family therapists, showed: 2 million men are assaulted by a wife or girl friend per year while 1.8 million women suffer an assault from a husband or boyfriend per year. Findings by other well recognised studies show stats like these: FEMALE VS. MALE PERPETRATED VIOLENCE AS A PERCENTAGE: Threw an object (not at partner) F 23.6% M 15.8% Threaten to throw object F 14.9% M 7.3% Threw object at partner F 16.2% M 4.6% Pushed, or grabbed F 19.8% M 17.2% Slapped, punched, or kicked F 15.8% M 7.3% Used weapon F 3.1% M 0.9%
Janine Collette December 06, 2011 at 06:20 AM
He probably deserved it!
Soulcannon Runesmith December 06, 2011 at 06:30 AM
Do you have any facts to back that up or are you just another sadistic sub-human spewing filth?
Soulcannon Runesmith December 06, 2011 at 06:35 AM
It's only sexist when men do it .. Right? Change the title of this article to "Man Trys to Mutilate Wife" Would you be singing the same tune? I wonder.
Crystal December 06, 2011 at 06:50 AM
Ouch. I understand that many women feel they deserve special treatment in many situations, which is bs, but to actually want to see MORE genital mutilation of women at the hands of men isn't just harsh, it's cynical and very disturbing. Not all women, not even all feminists, are manipulative, unjust crazies who believe violence is okay coming from a woman, but not a man. NOBODY deserves to be mutilated like that. And especially not to prove a point concerning sexual equality.
Patricia Tardugno December 06, 2011 at 07:55 AM
Soulcannon Runesmith, So, the 1st study you sited proves that men & women both LIE !! or the numbers would match up. And, the 2nd study you sited proves that women are the ones also taking care of the babies, children & elderly, most of the time. It is very unusual for men to be the one caring for babies, (children is a little more prossibly or probably), ..& very rare for men to take care of elderly people. And, anything that men say about violence against them done by women, I would say is a bald faced lie, or done in self defense &/or retalliation. But men will lie, lie lie & lie some more about anything about relationships & violence in relationships & infidelities in relationships. As a matter of fact cereal rapists & murderers are seriously deluded into believing that their victims loved them & what they were doing to them!!!!!! That's how twisted the male brain is, & how much honesty went into any answers those studies would get. Total bull$h!t !!!! I'm not saying that any woman should do what that psycho case did!! But I am sure she didn't just do THAT out of the blue!! Why is it always the Spanish women who try to slice of peckers?!!
Debbe December 06, 2011 at 08:17 AM
So much hate, meanness, pain and suffering on this thread....it's sad.
Robbie December 06, 2011 at 09:05 AM
Ah, yes - it's the old rape defense, i.e.: "if she did that to him,he must have done something to make her do it." Now that we're in the 21st century, and people are starting to realize that that's not a legitimate defense for a rapist, all we have to do is educate people like "Jenny," with their nineteenth-century mindsets. Hey, "Jenny," let's try something new: first we look at the evidence, before forming an opinion. Next, we apparently still need to gain some ground in other areas. Why is it that, with these FELONY counts against her, she was out on bail Sunday morning? If the male had given her a little slap, HE would have been locked up, with no judge available to set bail until at least Monday, and then there would have been several stipulations and restrictions, including not being allowed in his own home. She simply puts up bail, and is free to go home or to go looking for him.
Lawrence Ray Cox December 06, 2011 at 09:26 AM
But you don't know the whole story. Maybe he raped her but instead of putting ol' Petey in the fuzzy cave, he stuck it down her Hershey Highway? Now I don't know about you, but if someone did that to me, ESPECIALLY without Vaseline, I'd cut off his penis with a straight razor AFTER I got him aroused. Then He would die quicker with all the blood gushing out of him.
Amethyst22 December 06, 2011 at 09:47 AM
Ya know, we don't even know why she did it and idiots are making comments about her.
Robbie December 06, 2011 at 09:49 AM
"Stayce:" I don't know where you got that idea from, but believe me: (A.) "phantom limb pain" would rarely, if ever, allow anyone to enjoy anything, and (B.) there's NO "phantom" anything, much less orgasm, left over from a penis that has been removed. NEXT: "...still enjoy whatever he could at the age thay (sic) appear to be...." I get the impression that you think that older people can't enjoy sex as much as they used to. WRONG!!! When you go to school today, ask your sex ed teacher about that - you obviously know nothing about the subject. - Then ask your English teacher to show you your many mistakes in spelling, punctuation, etc. You could try spellcheck, but it's notoriously inaccurate. Other than that, you have some good thoughts. Keep thinking. Well done!
Robbie December 06, 2011 at 09:50 AM
"Felicia:" The double standard does exist, but it's not just a male/female thing. The situation you referenced was a political double standard: if a Republican does anything like that, he should be fired/impeached/hounded out of office, because he is not capable of doing his job (I never could figure that one out, but with the Left, common sense never applies); if a Democrat does it, he should be left alone, because "what he does in his private life is nobody else's business," even when it involves his lying to Congress and suborning perjury.
Soulcannon Runesmith December 06, 2011 at 09:55 AM
You're obviously a man hating, sexist, bigot and I'm not about to waste my time trying to change your tiny mind, You may be entitled to your own opinions but you are not entitled to your own facts. Believe want you want but facts are facts. The majority of mainstream researchers now acknowledge the gender-inclusive nature of intimate partner abuse. A mountain of DV research clearly establishes that women are frequently the aggressors in domestic combat, often employing the element of surprise and weapons to compensate for men’s strength. California State Long Beach University professor Martin Fiebert maintains an online bibliography summarizing 219 scholarly investigations, with an aggregate sample size exceeding 220,000, which concludes "women are as physically aggressive, or more aggressive, than men in their relationships with their spouses or male partners."
Soulcannon Runesmith December 06, 2011 at 09:56 AM
According to the most recent data available from the US Department of Health and Human Services, mothers are more likely to commit physical child abuse, emotional maltreatment, and neglect than fathers. The only form of child abuse fathers are more likely to commit is the one that’s the most infrequent—child sexual abuse. According to Child Maltreatment 2006, a report by the Federal Administration for Children & Families,not counting killings by nonparents or by mothers and fathers acting together, mothers committed almost three-quarters of the parental murders of children. If one looks only at murders committed by mothers and fathers acting alone, the ratio is over 2 to 1 committed by mothers.
Robbie December 06, 2011 at 09:57 AM
"Lawrence Ray Cox:" "...putting ol' Petey in the fuzzy cave...?" "...stuck it down her Hershey Highway?" When you wrote that, did you have help from your friends on the playground? - What are you doing up at this hour? You kids have got school in the morning, and I'm sure your fourth-grade teacher will wonder where you are, if you sleep late.
Robbie December 06, 2011 at 10:00 AM
"Grizzlyjames:" Let's not get facts mixed up with anything from the Jerry Springer show. That mindset could interfere with our enjoyment of pro wrestling.
Robbie December 06, 2011 at 10:01 AM
Robbie December 06, 2011 at 10:05 AM
"Janine Collette:" Nah - the most he might have done was rape her, but "she probably deserved it." ...................Right?.............Right, Janine? .............Janine?......Janine?Did something cause you to shut your ignorant mouth?
Robbie December 06, 2011 at 10:10 AM
Got issues, Patricia?
BOBALUUEEE December 06, 2011 at 10:24 AM
i say she wanted to cook it had ate it raw for years,
BOBALUUEEE December 06, 2011 at 10:27 AM
she has been ating it raw for years wanted to try it cooked
BOBALUUEEE December 06, 2011 at 10:28 AM
sorry eating that is not ating, dhaaaa,dumb ME.
Ronald Ferreira December 06, 2011 at 10:57 AM
valez mitchel is wrong there is no war againts women theres war againts me too if men never complaine women will still be getting away cause of mens law only
Matt Radix December 07, 2011 at 03:25 AM
Way to jump to conclusions. I can't believe the hypocrisy of some of you. I bet you would be shocked if a woman was raped and people said she dressed like a whore so she deserved it. Am I right? hell yes I am right. Why would you immediately go to blaming the victim for the crime committed against him? And to those that think women are not violent - you ever notice all those stories about them killing their kids? Women are no different than men as far as being abusive, if they have the power, they can abuse it.
Patricia Tardugno December 07, 2011 at 09:58 AM
Even women who have been raped would not even think of doing such a heinous thing!!! Even when they think all or most men are a threat because they have penises, they still would not think of doing such a heinous crime,...because, just because someone is attacked by psychotic, vicious, perverted animals,...does not mean that she turns into a psychotic, victious, perverted animal. I was thinking of that as being the reasoning behind the werewolve & vampire type horror movies & TV shows just the other day, (I don't watch them), but I was thinking that may be the true message in those movies that they are trying to sell by having so many now a days. That when someone is attacked by an animal or psycho acting freak,...they turn into the same type of freak!!!! It's a sick & twisted premise for the movie makers to want to sell,...but it seems like the only plausible answer behind them.
fdj February 20, 2012 at 08:15 AM
Wish I could find the woman to do it :s
Glenn Posner February 20, 2012 at 12:32 PM
Soul Cannon...we need to get more statistics from you....
Glenn Posner February 20, 2012 at 12:35 PM
Lost in all this chaos is man's ability to grow another organ, usually within a month or so.
jordan willams February 25, 2012 at 09:21 PM
what the hell
Ronald Ferreira February 26, 2012 at 02:09 AM
not into having sex with men or women so stop sending me false or real phone numbers


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