CRIME

Texas man with elaborate face tattoo gets prison for beating pregnant girlfriend

Jacob Pauda attacked his girlfriend and unborn child last year.

Jacob Pauda attacked his girlfriend and unborn child last year.

A Texas defendant with a massive face tattoo was sentenced Monday to 15 years for beating his pregnant girlfriend last year.

Jacob Pauda, of Lubbock, was convicted of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for hitting and kicking the victim.

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This is Pauda's second aggravated assault conviction; the last was in 2005.

Prosecutors say Pauda was intentionally attacking not just the woman but his own un-born child.

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Pauda's attorney, Jesse Mendez, says the victim did not testify willingly, is trying to mend their relationship, and even brings the children to the jail to see him.

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