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The former Lorena Bobbitt charged in mother's assault

The former Lorena Bobbitt, accused of cutting off her husband's penis with a kitchen knife in 1994, arrived in court Monday to face charges of assaulting her mother.

Lorena Gallo, who has used her maiden name since her divorce from John Wayne Bobbitt in 1995, was scheduled to be arraigned Monday. If she is convicted of the misdemeanor, she faces up to a year in jail and a $2,500 fine. Gallo's parents accompanied her to the courthouse.Gallo, 28, had been living with her parents. Neighbors told police that her mother, 49-year-old Elvia Gallo, was watching television Friday morning when her daughter entered the room and started punching her with a closed fist, police Lt. Tim Rudy said Sunday.

Elvia Gallo's son separated the two women.