- Associated Press - Thursday, January 19, 2017

SALEM, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts woman who bit off a portion of a rookie police officer’s ear during her arrest outside a bar has been sentenced to four years in jail.

The Boston Herald (http://bit.ly/2iN5qvQ ) reports that 19-year-old Emma Wiley was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to assault and battery on a police officer and mayhem.

The Marblehead woman was also sentenced to three years of probation.

Prosecutors say Patrolwoman Jessica Rondinelli responded to reports of a fight outside a Salem bar in August. While Rondinelli was putting Wiley in a cruiser, Wiley bit off a piece of the officer’s ear. Doctors were unable to re-attach it. Rondinelli had been on the force for just a few weeks.

Wiley’s lawyer says his client has mental health issues and feels “sincere remorse.”

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Information from: Boston Herald, http://www.bostonherald.com

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