Husband rips wife's eyes out after she refuses sexThe man, Mohamed Hadfi, was sentenced to 30 years in jail. His wife had been permanently blinded.
Once his sentence is served, Hadfi will be deported and barred from ever returning to France.
His lawyer Jean-Pierre Cabanes meanwhile insisted there were extenuating circumstances.
"This is the result of a marriage that was arranged, not chosen," he said, pointing to the gulf separating his client, who came from southern Morocco, and his young wife, who had grown up in France.