Brownsville (KFXV) — A woman frantically rang the doorbell of her neighbor’s house, to escape the brutal beatings of husband.

Authorities say on the night of August 23, 2012 the wife of Rodolfo Delgado stood at their doorsteps covered in blood and in bruises pleading for her life. Police reports show he beat his wife with his hands, struck her with a baseball bat at full swing on several occasions, and also grotesquely sexually assaulted her. He was found guilty of aggravated sexual assault and aggravated assault against his wife. He was sentenced to 25 years and 20 years respectively. He tried to appeal but the court overruled his petitions.