Rapper faces trial in Spain on charges of cutting off a British teacher’s PENIS with a 12-inch kitchen knife – despite the fact that the act was amicable to generate online video views for the 35-year-old expat
- Aaron Beltran was offered money to go through with the trial, prosecutors said
- Andrew B has gender dysphoria and wanted to share the mutilation online
- He has not filed any charges, claiming the mutilation was consensual
- But Beltran is still being tried in Zaragoza for the crime of wounding
A Spanish rapper is on trial today on charges of cutting off the penis of a British teacher with a 12-inch kitchen knife for â¬ 200.
Prosecutors plan to detain Aaron Beltran for four years and six months if found guilty of assault and assault.
An indictment released ahead of the trial says the 35-year-old Briton, an English teacher referred to only as Andrew B, offered his roommate a deal where payment was based on the number of times a bloody video of amputation was seen in the social Media was viewed.
Spanish rapper Aaron Beltran (pictured) is on trial today for accused of cutting off the penis of a British teacher with a 12-inch kitchen knife for â¬ 200
The minimum deposit is 200 euros (Â£ 173) and the maximum is 2,500 euros (Â£ 2,164).
The extraordinary agreement that led to the amputation of March 8, 2019 is to be presented by prosecutors in a court in Zaragoza.
Police were called to a street in the city center after the expat, who worked at a language academy in Zaragoza, was seen bleeding profusely near the rental apartment he shared with Beltran and two other tenants.
A local newspaper claimed, at the time police later discovered, that he had registered on a social networking app a few weeks earlier to find a candidate to film him while he was being mutilated. The officials later rejected the reports.
Prosecutors admit that the amputation was consensual but argue that it does not absolve the Spaniard, who is on trial, from criminal liability.
Police found the Briton’s sexual organ in a plastic bag in their home and it was reattached in an emergency operation at the Miguel Servet Hospital in Zaragoza (picture)
The Briton who cut his penis has not filed a complaint and has waived his right to compensation.
After the incident, he spent three weeks in hospital before returning to the UK.
The prosecution has accepted that he has gender dysphoria. His penis was successfully reattached during an operation and is considered to be flawless.
Beltran’s attorney is expected to argue in court that his client was not responsible for the amputation and demand his acquittal.
The indictment, published prior to the trial, reads: “On the morning of March 8, 2019, Andrew offered the defendant a payment of 200 euros to have his penis amputated on the basis that it would go up to Â£ 2,500 depending on the number of video recordings would be slated to shoot with him, was viewed on social media.
âThe defendant accepted this proposal.
âOn the afternoon of March 8, just before 7.15pm, when both men were in the victim’s bedroom, Andrew tied his pajama cord around his penis to prevent bleeding.
“The defendant, who was sitting in a chair in front of him, cut off his penis with a 12-inch kitchen knife that was never found because the defendant got rid of it.”
Beltran’s attorney is expected to argue in court that his client was not responsible for the amputation and to seek his acquittal
It is not yet clear what the Briton at the center of the extraordinary story will tell the court when he testifies as a witness.
Beltran’s attorney has already been quoted as saying that he will seek his acquittal because Andrew “did it himself”.
He also insisted that even if the victim’s penis was proven to be involved, it was reattached and functioning properly and the amputation was consensual.
The other witnesses include the couple’s two roommates.
Beltran was arrested five days after the horror incident and spent four months in jail before being released on bail before trial.
According to reports, when the Briton left the hospital in Spain and returned to the UK, he and the defendant had drunk four bottles of white wine and taken valium to collect courage before performing the amputation.
Police found the Briton’s sexual organ in a plastic bag in her home and it was reattached the same day as the amputation in an emergency operation at the Miguel Servet Hospital in Zaragoza.
Beltran was identified as a rapper who goes by the stage name Sanatorio del Atico – Attic Sanatorium in English shortly after the incident.
He used to post videos of his music online from his home in Zaragoza.