Torres: Sheriff's Office Takes Aim at Strangulation
John A. Torres - Florida Today
The verbal abuse was there pretty much from the start.
And then, after seven years of marriage it had started to manifest physically. One day, she found herself pushed up against the bathroom wall with her husband's hand gripped tightly around her neck, gasping for air.
"I struggled and tried to get him to stop but he didn't, not until he wanted to," said the recently divorced mother, who asked that FLORIDA TODAY not identify her to protect her from her ex-husband. "A little tighter and I would have been a goner."
She went to the police, hoping they would warn him. And like many women in similar circumstances became even more fearful when she was told by police that they were going to arrest him.