A Tucson man has been found guilty of attempted second-degree murder for a violent attack on his estranged wife.
On Friday, the Pima County Superior Court jury also convicted Jose Raul Juarez-Orci, 27, of several counts of aggravated assault and violating an order of protection.
Juarez-Orci originally faced charges of attempted first-degree murder, but the jury settled on the lesser included charge of attempted second-degree murder.
A burglary charge was dismissed late Friday because it was the one count where the jury could not reach a unanimous decision.
Juarez-Orci was accused of breaking down the door of the house he and his wife had shared and attacking her with a knife.
During the trial, the prosecution presented emergency-room photos of the woman to the jury, which showed a deep gash across her forearm, a slice to the side of her face and numerous puncture wounds to her shoulders and arms.
The woman also suffered a small cut across her throat that was not serious and required no stitches.
At trial, the victim testified that she and Juarez-Orci had separated in the months before the attack.
She also said her husband threatened to take the couple’s three children to Mexico to live with his family.
Juarez-Orci’s defense attorney tried to mitigate the accusation, pointing out the man took the children to Mexico several times, always to return them home.
Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 2.