Monserrate’s Girlfriend Needed Double the Stitches Previously Reported

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In testimony yesterday, plastic surgeon Hamayoun Sasson said Karla Giraldo, Hiram Monserrate's girlfriend, required up to 40 stitches to treat her glass wounds. "She had so many cuts and puncture wounds that each one meant several additional injections" of anesthesia, he said. Today the court is expected to hear from a nurse who says Giraldo told her Monserrate intentionally slashed her in a fight, potentially the most damning testimony of all. [NYDN]