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.
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.
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.