A 32-year-old Somerville man was ordered held without bail Tuesday, accused of cutting off three of his girlfriend’s fingers in a grisly act of domestic violence, prosecutors said.
Jose Gonzalez, 32, was arraigned Tuesday in Boston Municipal Court and charged with mayhem. He was ordered held under the state’s so-called “dangerousness statute,” said Erika Gully-Santiago, a spokeswoman for Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley.
Prosecutors said Gonzalez and his girlfriend had been arguing in a car on Washington Street when a police officer approached the crying woman. She told the officer that everything was OK.
But 15 minutes later, a surveillance camera caught Gonzalez dropping the 30-year-old woman off at Boston Medical Center, Gully-Santiago said. Police later found a foldout knife and one of the woman’s pinky fingers on Washington Street.
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