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Woman Convicted of Kidnapping for Involvement In Attempted Castration


— November 29, 2003

A woman was convicted of kidnapping for planning an attack in which four of her friends assaulted and attempted to castrate her ex-boyfriend.

Melissa French, 27, was convicted Wednesday and faces at least 18 years in prison — more than any of the attackers, all of whom accepted plea deals with prosecutors.

The men attacked Donald Hamilton at his Santa Fe home in June 2002. A Russian assault rifle was placed in Hamilton’s mouth and later fired between his legs, and the word “narc” was carved into his forehead with a pocketknife. He suffered separated shoulders, stab wounds and broken bones.

They sure sound like nice people. CNN reports it here.


A woman was convicted of kidnapping for planning an attack in which four of her friends assaulted and attempted to castrate her ex-boyfriend.

Melissa French, 27, was convicted Wednesday and faces at least 18 years in prison — more than any of the attackers, all of whom accepted plea deals with prosecutors.

The men attacked Donald Hamilton at his Santa Fe home in June 2002. A Russian assault rifle was placed in Hamilton’s mouth and later fired between his legs, and the word “narc” was carved into his forehead with a pocketknife. He suffered separated shoulders, stab wounds and broken bones.

They sure sound like nice people. CNN reports it here.

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