Cuff ‘Em: Ex-Cheerleader Guilty Of Cutting Off Baby’s Penis, Defense Says Dog “Shorty” Ate It

This is probably one of the most bizarre sports-related stories BC has featured in 2009.

A Houston jury Friday convicted 28-year-old ex-cheerleader Katherine Nadal of mutilating her baby during a drug induced freak out where she cut off the then 5-week-old boy’s penis.

The defense? The family dachshund (weiner dog) named “Shorty” did it.

Folks, we can’t make it up. The AP is reporting it.

Of course the prosecutor jumped all over the dog ate it defense.

“Their reasonable explanation, are you ready for this? The dog ate the evidence,” she told jurors. “That doesn’t even work for homework anymore. It’s not only unbelievable, it’s ridiculous.”

The defense stands by its logic as Nadal’s sentencing could be concluded today.

“I don’t know if Shorty did it, but don’t tell me it’s impossible,” Cornelius said.

Meanwhile, an animal control officer who examined the dog says there was no sign of blood in Shorty’s mouth.

The mother faces life in prison.

[Jury convicts Texas mom of mutilating infant son]

[Video of Nadal in court – Houston Chronicle]

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