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Man charged with allegedly cutting off neighbor's testicles gets $5 million bail

Edgar Bonilla, 41, is charged with attempted murder for allegedly cutting off a man´s testicles.
Edgar Bonilla, 41, is charged with attempted murder for allegedly cutting off a man's testicles.

The resident of an assisted living facility in southwest Philadelphia who allegedly castrated another resident in a dispute with a woman Monday night is being held on $5 million bail for attempted murder.

Edgar Bonilla, 41, allegedly cut off the testicles of a paraplegic who also lived at the Inglis Apartments at Elmwood in the 6200 block of Eastwick Avenue, according to the city prosecutor's office. He also faces aggravated assault, robbery, burglary, theft and criminal trespass for the incident that occurred shortly after 7 p.m. inside the victim's room.

The victim remains in critical condition at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He also suffered stab wounds to other parts of his body.

The female love interest also lives at the facility, police said.

Court records show Bonilla has an arrest history on burglary charges that have been withdrawn and robbery charges that have been dismissed. In 2004 he pleaded guilty to defiant trespassing, resulting in a 12-month probation sentence, according to the records.


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