...alcohol believed to be involved <---ya think?

By The Associated Press
(01/31/05 - WILLMAR, MN) Police say a man lost his cool and bit off a third of his younger brother's finger on Thursday night after a vicious family dispute.

...Jose Juarez on Sunday night acknowledged that he bit his brother and that alcohol was a factor.

"Yeah, I'm not proud to say I did, but it happened so quick," he told KMSP-TV of the Twin Cities. "We were both kind of intoxicated. I didn't sit there chewing or gnawing or anything like this."

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Well, at least he didn't chew or gnaw, that would make it a lot worse.