A Florida man who tied up his wife’s lover and subsequently hacked off his penis with a pair of scissors has now been sentenced to 20 years behind bars for the crime, according to the Daily Mail.
Alex Bonilla, 51, has been charged with numerous crimes, including: kidnapping to inflict bodily harm, burglary while armed, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, and aggravated assault with a firearm, all of which reportedly took place on July 14, 2019.
Bonilla entered a plea of no contest last month, meaning that though he did not admit guilt, he has allowed the court to determine his punishment for the charges.
The total sentence the court dished out was not light, with the father of five and dairy worker being delivered a 20-year prison sentence, 10 years of probation, and ordered to pay out more than $251,000 as a result.
Bonilla has been sitting in jail since 2019, when he was apprehended for mutilating his wife’s 32-year-old lover and next-door neighbor at his home in Gainesville. The victim also claimed that Bonilla told him if he attempted to resist, he would kill him.
It was only after this that Bonilla moved the victim into the bedroom and secured him with ties before “forcefully cut[ting] off the victim’s penis with a pair of scissors.”
The Mail reported that records show Bonilla took the severed appendage and ran across the street to his own home.
Doctors have been unsuccessful in uniting the man with his sexual organ, leaving the married father of two unable to urinate normally or have intercourse with his wife, according to court documents.
Deputies noted that Bonilla was a bit late to react, with Bonilla finding his wife having sex with the victim about two months prior to the incident. Bonilla previously claimed that he confronted the victim only after he noticed the victim continuing to look at his house and subsequently decided to go talk to him.
Bonilla claimed that they spoke in the victim’s bedroom, with Bonilla warning the victim that he needed to leave his wife alone. This apparently angered the victim, prompting him to tackle Bonilla to the ground. It was here when Bonilla said he blacked out and could not recall what happened after that, according to court documents.
The victim’s statement did not coincide with Bonilla’s, however.
The mutilated man said that on the day of the attack, Bonilla entered his home without permission while the victim was preparing breakfast for his two daughters.
While standing in the doorway with a firearm tucked under his arm, Bonilla declared to the victim: “I came here to fix something.” Bonilla then led the mutilated man back to a bedroom and closed the door behind them.
From there, the victim claimed that Bonilla bound him, stood him up, and pulled down his underwear before securing a rubber band around the base of his penis and cutting it off with a pair of scissors.
The Mail reported:
Court records show Bonilla’s friends and relatives had written to a county judge asking for leniency – including one of his son’s who said he needed his dad back home to help the household financially and to help his younger sister learn to read.
Charges of child abuse were later dropped against Bonilla.
Bonilla relocated to the U.S. from El Salvador in 1990 and had worked at a dairy for 20 years. He has two children from his first marriage in his native country and three children with his second wife.
It is not clear if Bonilla had a history of crime before hacking off the man’s penis.