Police: Grand Island woman beaten, lit on fire and stabbed

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. -- A Grand Island man is behind bars after police say he brutally attacked his wife.

According to police, the incident happened at the couple's home around three weeks ago.

The victim told police 39-year-old Giannini Cervantes poured alcohol on his wife's leg, then set it on fire and stabbed her in the leg.

The woman said Cervantes also punched her in the face several times. The victim went to the hospital for further treatment.

Police say that while the woman was assaulted three weeks ago, she came forward over the weekend.

Cervantes was arrested for domestic assault charges.

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