A Honduran woman, whose feet were brutally hacked off by her husband because she wanted to leave him, has given a terrifying glimpse into her country's macho culture - where just being female puts you at risk.Heydi revealed how she was subjected to an agonising ordeal in which she lost both her feet, yet is actually one of the lucky ones - as few women attacked in the crime-riddled country live to tell the tale.
She is desperate for her husband to be punished for his crimes and if found guilty, he would serve 40 years in jail.
However, as she cannot afford a lawyer, justice is unlikely.
Stacey learnt his charge could be reduced to GBH, which if convicted, would mean only two years behind bars. Maria was murdered days before she was due to take part in the Miss World contest.
The publicity meant her case has been investigated but many others aren't In a separate case, forensic workers move the bodies of a family found murdered in La Lima township in November, 2014.
Daily homicide rates are the highest outside of officially recognised conflict zones.
On top of this, there is a prevalent 'macho culture' in the country whereby many men have no respect for women.
They see females as second class citizens who become their husband's property when they marry.
According to local press, five women from a family were murdered and another was injured He added that while there were 30 witnesses at the party, few have been willing to give evidence for fear of the repercussions.
Plutarco is a leading drug dealer with powerful connections in the area and as a result, he could yet walk free.
Many poor areas are ruled by gangs and drug-related crime is high.
San Pedro Sula, in the north-east of the Central American country, is Honduras' second largest metropolis but it has been ripped apart by the drugs trade and inhabitants' desires to settle scores with guns.