NEW YORK (CBS) A Brooklyn woman claimed her husband used a house key to carve insulting words into her body, which were discovered when hospital workers were prepping her for childbirth, say reports.
Ozodoa Khakimov, an immigrant from Uzbekistan, checked into Coney Island Hospital for an emergency C-section Friday when medical personnel made the shocking discovery of scars that spelled out the words "whore" and "b**ch" in Cyrillic, the alphabet of her native country, according to The New York Daily News.
Authorities arrested her husband, 26-year-old Ulubek Khakimov, just before midnight Friday after he allegedly called his wife at the hospital and claimed he was going there to kill her and their newborn, according to court documents.
"He started beating me on the day of our wedding," the new mother told the Daily News. "One time he wrote bad words on my leg, and another time with a key on my neck."
Ozodoa Khakimov, 23, said she stayed with her husband whom she married last December because she "thought he was my family," reports the Daily News. Ulubek Khakimov allegedly cut epithets into his wife's skin before they came to the United States and was never charged.
According to the paper, he was accused of using a key to slice up his wife's thighs, chest, stomach and neck starting in August and the abuse allegedly continued as recently as last week, his wife claimed.
"On top of that, he was beating me while I was pregnant," she said according to the Daily News.
Ulubek Khakimov was charged with 27 counts of assault, menacing, criminal possession of a weapon and harassment, reports the paper. He was kept in custody after his arraignment Sunday in lieu of $100,000 bail.
After her husband's arrest, Ozodoa Khakimov said she felt safe and would now focus on the new man in her life - her son, Muhammed Ali.