A 24-year-old woman pleaded not guilty at her arraignment last Wednesday after reportedly punching and choking her husband.
At about 9:20 p.m. on May 30, a Sandoval County deputy was dispatched to a call about a battery off Paseo De San Antonio in Placitas.
When they arrived, she told the deputy she punched her husband in the face with a closed fist, then choked him.
The man had a small bump over his eyelid, small scratches on his chest and several bite marks on his inner left lower arm. There were no marks on his neck, however, according to a criminal complaint.
The suspect also said she “caused self-inflicted harm.”
The deputy reported seeing a small bump on her forehead with some discoloration on the far-right side, and a small scratch in an unreported area.
She was not sure how the scratch got there, but told the deputy she had “mental instabilities” for which she was taking medicine to treat, the complaint states.
When asked if the woman had inflicted the injuries to her husband, he nodded his head but said he did not want her to get in trouble. Instead, he wanted to give her the help he said she needed.
However, she was later accused of battery of a household member, a misdemeanor.
A pretrial hearing has been scheduled for 8:30 a.m. July 13.
If she is found guilty, she could face up to a year in prison and pay a $1,000 fine.