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Woman accused of biting off victim's nose

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A Texas woman is trying to raise money to get emergency plastic surgery on her nose after another woman allegedly assaulted her and bit part of it off.

Wife and mother Tatiana has trouble talking about it.

"I'm 28 years old. I don't have a nose anymore."

Last Thursday, she says a woman sitting with her in her backyard jumped her and yanked her to the ground.

"I didn't have time to react, to push her away," says Tatiana. "I think I was trying to fight back, but I couldn't. All I could remember was the taste of the blood in my mouth."

Tatiana said she'd gone out to a bar with her neighbor. And the woman accused in the attack, Jessica Collins, was staying at her neighbor's house.

They returned to Tatiana's house, where Collins demanded alcohol and cigarettes.

When Tatiana said she refused and told Collins to leave, the 41-year-old attacked her and swallowed a piece of the nose she bit off.

Collins is charged with misdemeanor assult-bodily injury.

She's currently out on bond.

"I've seen a lot," said Harris County Constable Mark Hermna. "I've seen other parts bit off. I mean, it does happen. This case here is probably the first we've had in probably four or five years, but it does happen."

Tatiana, who doesn't have health insurance, not faces extensive surgery.

She said doctors told her she needs to have it in the next couple of weeks or it will become more complicated as the wound heals.

Tatiana's friends set up a GoFundMe page to raise money to pay for the surgery.

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