- Associated Press - Saturday, March 4, 2017

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A northern New Mexico woman has been convicted of aggravated battery against a household member for setting her husband on fire back in 20015 and he was arrested for allegedly making a threatening gesture during her trial.

Defense attorney Roderick Thompson tells the Santa Fe New Mexican (https://goo.gl/h78BP1 ) that the jury verdict Thursday means 43-year-old Layla Coriz of Chimayo could face up to three years behind bars.

James Coriz was burned on his chest, face and other parts of his body. The couple had argued earlier.

James Coriz was arrested Thursday on suspicion of bribery of a witness — a state police officer who testified during the trial — for allegedly running his hand across his throat.

He offered to apologize for making the gesture but was arrested.

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