A man is behind bars tonight because police say he tried to kill his wife.
Jose Herrera is facing charges of attempted second degree murder along with several other felony charges including kidnapping.
Police say he punched the victim in the mouth repeatedly and tried to choke her to death.
Police had to kick in a door to get to the victim.
She says she believes Herrera would have killed her if police hadn't saved her.
He's being held at the Mesa County jail on a $25,000 bond.
Officials say this is not the first time he has assaulted the victim.