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11/30/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Karla Giraldo Monserrate's Girlfriend Breaks Down While Testifying

The girlfriend of alleged face-slasher Hiram Monserrate broke into tears while testifying this afternoon -- rushing from courtroom and throwing her boyfriend's assault trial into a temporary recess.

Karla Giraldo began to sob as a prosecutor played a video that shows her bleeding last December in the hallway of the her boyfriend's apartment building. After returning to the courtroom, Giraldo told the judge she doesn't want to watch the video anymore and he explained she has no choice.

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