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Sentencing for man who ripped out eye of man in bed with woman he dated

Posted at 10:43 PM, Aug 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-14 01:43:42-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Kern County District Attorney Cynthia Zimmer announced a significant conviction today of aggravated mayhem for a man who ripped the eye out of a man he found in bed with a woman he dated.

On June 17, 2019, in a case prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Stephanie Zigler, a Kern County jury found defendant Isaac Manuel Orozco guilty of all charges for counts involving aggravated mayhem, residential burglary, assault with a deadly weapon and attempted aggravated mayhem.

According to the DA's office, on October 1, 2018, Orozco forced entry into the victims’ home and assaulted the occupants inside.

The DA says during the assault, Orozco had a man face down on the floor and was on top of him before completely pulling out his left eye. They say Orozco then attempted to pull out the the man's right eye, but was unsuccessful.

According to the DA, aggravated Mayhem is a crime that applies when a person intentionally causes permanent disability or disfigurement of another person, or deprives another person of a limb, organ, or member of his body. The charge is punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for life with the possibility of parole.

“Any conviction for aggravated mayhem involves life-long, often irreparable injuries to victims of the crime. The law demands that perpetrators of such horrendous acts be sent to prison for life,” said Kern County District Attorney, Cynthia Zimmer.

Orozco’s sentencing is scheduled for August 14, 2019 in Department 2, where he faces a potential life sentence as a result of the convictions.