CROWN POINT, Ind. – A Chicago man has been convicted of attacking his wife on their honeymoon in Indiana after she refused his demand for a specific sex act.
Jurors in Lake Superior Court in Crown Point deliberated about five hours Thursday before finding 35-year-old Jose Cuevas Jr. guilty of aggravated battery and battery. Cuevas faces up to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced March 16.
Cuevas was accused of holding Marbelin Jeronimo's head underwater in a hot tub in their room and biting flesh off her arm while they were staying at a Days Inn in Merrillville last May.
Authorities say Cuevas beat her and threw her around the room after she refused his demand for a sex act. Police say Jeronimo's face was severely battered and her eyes were swollen shut.
Cuevas had been charged earlier with attempted murder.