Iowa woman sentenced for biting husband’s lip instead of kissing him

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A northwest Iowa woman has been given probation and suspended jail time for biting and tearing her husband’s lower lip when she feigned desire for a kiss.

Carol Smith, 60, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to domestic abuse assault. A charge of willful injury was dismissed, the Sioux City Journal reports.

The documents say the incident occurred in the couple’s Sioux City home on May 24 last year. She approached him for a kiss but then bit him instead. Police say Smith’s husband required plastic surgery, and a psychologist reported that he suffered post traumatic stress from the incident.

The judge gave Smith two years of probation, suspended all but 60 days of a 365-day jail sentence and ruled that Smith may serve 120 days on an electronic monitoring device in lieu of serving the jail time. He also fined her $315.