A 27-year-old Madera man was convicted on three felony counts including first degree burglary, assault with a deadly weapon, and criminal threats, the Madera County District Attorney announced Wednesday.
Marco Alanis, 27, was convicted on the charges Tuesday. The criminal threats charge included a special enhancement for the personal use of a deadly weapon, DA Michael Keitz said.
During a three-day trial, Deputy DA Traci Wise presented evidence that on May 15, 2010, Alanis broke into the home of his former girlfriend, the mother of his child, after she denied him entry.
Once inside the home, he violently attacked and terrorized her while holding a knife to her throat and telling her “she did not deserve to live,” according to evidence presented in the case...