Rochester ear-slicer sentenced

Miguel Erives Miguel Erives

Police say argument between roommates ended in assault.

Posted: May 12, 2019 12:27 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – A man gets two days in jail for slicing off his roommate’s ear.

Miguel Arturo Erives, 24 of Rochester, pleaded guilty to 5th degree assault for a November 2018 incident where police say Erives punched his roommate, threw glass bottles at him, and hit him with a guitar. The roommate’s ear had to be stitched back on after the assault.

Court documents say it started as an argument where Erives claimed his victim owed him $3,000.

Erives has been given two days in jail and one year of supervised probation. He must also pay a $300 victim assistance fee.

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