MITCHELVILLE, Md. (WUSA) -- A professional boxer in Maryland is behind bars Friday night after being found guilty of first-degree assault. Ronald Boyd is convicted of choking and repeatedly punching his wife, 31-year-old Theresa Evans, outside the "My Place" nightclub in Mitchelville last April.
"He caused her to black out. He broke her cheek bone. And then she had to have plastic surgery to correct the damage to her face," said Ushika Evans, the victim's sister.
According to court documents, Boyd choked Evans to the point of "taking her feet off the ground" then punched her twice in the face.
"We are happy to have obtained the conviction against Mr. Boyd in the first-degree assault," said Ramon Korionoff with Prince George's County State's Attorney Office. "Unfortunately, what makes this case so significant and so unique is that we were able to obtain that conviction without the victim present."