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Violent thug poured booze on wife’s leg and set it on fire but got no jail time

A violent thug who poured booze over his wife's leg and set her on fire has managed to avoid jail time.

Giannini Cervantes, 39, from Grand Island in Nebraska, US, has instead been handed a three-and-a-half year probation sentence for second-degree domestic assault.

According to court records, Cervantes' wife told police that her violent husband stabbed her in the leg after he set it alight during a savage attack in April.

She also told them that he punched her in the face several times during a later assault.

Cervantes' attack had left her hospitalised with multiple broken ribs.

He was eventually convicted last month, but managed to avoid going to prison as part of a plea bargain.

The plea bargain also saw three other charges, two counts of domestic assault and one weapons charge, dropped entirely.

As part of his probation Cervantes has been ordered to avoid drugs, alcohol and weapons. The drugs and alcohol rules will be monitored by random blood tests.

The judge also ruled that he must complete two probation programmes – one for parenting and another for anger management.

This news comes just weeks after another monster partner was arrested for covering his girlfriend in petrol and setting her on fire.

Kenneth Upshaw, 38 and from Memphis in Tennessee, used a cigarette to set his girlfriend on fire after she broke up with him. He was charged with attempted second-degree murder.

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His girlfriend, Rebecca Briggs, survived the horrific attack but was left with "second-degree to deep second-degree burns" to her face, neck, chest, and arms, according to police.

Fox News reported that officers attending the scene struggled to understand her when they arrived because she was so badly injured from the burns.

Upshaw was reported to have told Briggs that if he 'could not be with her, then no one could' before launching the sickening attack.

If you have been affected by issues of domestic violence or coercive control you can call Refuge's 24-Hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline for free. The number is 0808 2000 247.

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