A man who chained his girlfriend to an engine block has been sentenced to zero to five years in prison for third-degree felony assault as part of a plea bargain.
In return, a second-degree felony kidnapping charge was dismissed.
Third District Judge Randall Skanchy also ordered that Fernando Orozco-Trevizo, 32, be deported to Mexico.
Prosecutors contend Orozco-Trevizo beat and choked his girlfriend and chained her to the engine block with a 20-foot chain and padlock to prevent her from leaving. He also covered the windows in the apartment and put in a two-way deadbolt lock that could be unlocked from the outside but not the inside.
The woman was rescued in December 2007 after a neighbor spotted "Call 911," which the woman had written in the condensation on a window.