Cobb husband who lied about beating wife gets 10 years in prison

On June 12, 2016, Juan Carlos Alvarez called 911 to tell them his wife had beaten him inside their Marietta home.

More than a year later, a jury convicted Alvarez of lying about the assault and for threatening and beating his wife, Cobb County officials said Wednesday.

Alvarez, 29, was sentenced Monday to 20 years with 10 serve in prison, Cobb County District Attorney spokeswoman Kim Isaza said in a news release.

Cobb police went to the couple’s Booth Court home after Alvarez called 911 and falsely reported that his wife assaulted him, Isaza said. Investigators determined he lied and charged him with aggravated assault, false imprisonment, terroristic threats, obstruction of an officer, false report of a crime and three counts of simple battery. He was convicted on all charges.

“This defendant physically and mentally abused his wife for years,” Assistant District Attorney Lauryn Perry said. “The pain he has caused is compounded by his complete ignorance of the reprehensible nature of his actions, as well as his failure to accept any responsibility.”

Alvarez will spend the remaining 10 years of his sentence on probation.

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