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BAKERSFIELD -- A horrifying case of alleged child abuse in Bakersfield, where a 34-year old father is accused of biting out one of his son's eyes and mutilating the other.
Police say Angel Vidal Mendoza appeared to be under the influence of PCP when he attacked the 4-year old boy April 28.
After the attack on his son, police say Mendoza rolled his wheelchair outside and began hacking at his own legs with an ax.
A neighbor found 4-year-old Angelo Mendoza Jr. naked, unconscious and covered in blood on the floor of his home.
Officers later discovered that one of the boy's eyes was missing and the other eye was horribly damaged.
Investigators said the child told them, "My daddy ate my eyes."
Doctors at Mercy Hospital say it's unclear whether Angelo will regain vision in his right eye.
The boy's mother wasn't home at the time.
Mendoza is now hospitalized at Kern Medical Center.
He is scheduled to be in court Wednesday on felony charges of aggravated mayhem, torture, willful cruelty to a child and inflicting injury upon a child.
Kern County District Attorney's officials said Mendoza's court appearance may depend on his medical condition.
Mendoza and the child's 23-year-old mother, Desirae Marie Bermudez, were charged with being under the influence of PCP in 2006 and pleaded no contest to child cruelty charges in that case, court records show.
Mendoza has a criminal record going back to 1997 that includes convictions for selling alcohol to a minor, battery and check forgery.
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