Jonesboro man sentenced five years in prison for shooting wife

Jose Juan Marquez (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Office)
Jose Juan Marquez (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Office)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Jonesboro man accepted a plea deal that took attempted first degree murder charges off the table and instead pleaded guilty to battery charges in the shooting of his wife in May, according to court records.

Jose Juan Marquez, 27, of Jonesboro was sentenced to five year in prison with 120 month suspended imposition of sentence.

According to the original police report, Jonesboro Police Detective Chad Hogard interviewed Perla Canizales, 22, of Jonesboro. Hogard reported that Canizales told him about an argument in which Marquez shot her in the stomach. She also said Marquez had been verbally abusing her for months.

Marquez was given 120 days credit for time already served in jail. He also pleaded guilty to terroristic threatening and ordered to take anger management classes.

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