Alejandro Alvarez Villegas (his mug shot is shown at right) attacked his wife with a chain saw in their home Wednesday, with their three children inside, according to Whittier, California police. The 32-year-old then fled the scene in a stolen car.
The attacker had been deported 11 times since 2005, immigration officials said.
The woman was transported to a local trauma center where she underwent surgery. She is currently recovering and expected to survive.