Man in 'toe stalker' case claims he's in danger

Posted at: 05/09/2013 7:48 AM
Updated at: 05/09/2013 7:49 AM
By: The Associated Press

Photo: Daniel Anaya
Photo: Daniel Anaya

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A former New Mexico shoe salesman accused of trying to cut off his ex-girlfriend's big toe is asking a judge to reconsider his request to be released.

An attorney for Daniel Anaya says his client is facing threats from other inmates.

In a motion filed this week, the attorney says Anaya was attacked twice by fellow inmates who became aware of the charges against him during a court hearing.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that the motion claims Anaya was bruised on his face and head after the alleged beating.

Anaya was arrested in Santa Fe in April after his ex-girlfriend reported that he attacked her after tracking her down at her new home in Albuquerque. Authorities say he attacked his ex-girlfriend three times since November, trying to bite or remove her big toes in the attacks.

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