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Mar
17
Choking in a Domestic Violence Incident Would Bring Prison Time Under New Bill
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 00:00

Choking in a Domestic Violence Incident Would Bring Prison Time Under New Bill

Seth Augenstein | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Assemblyman Reed Gusciora and two other assemblymen are pushing a bill which would make choking during a domestic violence incident a felony.

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Mar
15
Judge Refuses Plea Deal in Strangulation, Child Abuse Case
Sunday, 15 March 2015 00:00

Judge Refuses Plea Deal in Strangulation, Child Abuse Case

Marie AlbigesWYDaily.com

A judge rejected a plea deal Friday for a 40-year-old man accused of choking and assaulting teenager.

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Mar
03
Maricopa County DV Deaths Drop After Policy Change
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 00:00

Maricopa County Domestic Violence Deaths Drop After Policy Change

Alexa N. D'Angelo - AZ Central

 

MARICOPA – More domestic-violence cases are being prosecuted and fewer domestic-violence victims are dying in Arizona in recent years, and Maricopa County prosecutors believe the trends could be due to the office's approach to suspects who strangle their victims.

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Mar
01
Bill Would Deny Bail in Strangulation Cases
Sunday, 01 March 2015 00:00

Bill Would Deny Bail in Strangulation Cases

Lyndsey Raynor - The Virginia Gazette

 

RICHMOND – People accused of strangulation would automatically be denied bail under legislation sent to Gov. Terry McAuliffe for his signature.

Proponents of House Bill 2120 say it will help protect victims of domestic violence. The Senate and House unanimously approved the measure during the final week of the legislative session.

 

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Feb
06
Monica's Law: Family Pushes for Felony Strangulation Law
Friday, 06 February 2015 00:00

Monica's Law: Family Pushes for Felony Strangulation Law

Angenette Levy - WKRC 12 Cincinnati

 

NORTH COLLEGE HILL, Ohio (Angenette Levy) -- Monica Weber-Jeter's family misses her every day. Her sisters wake up every morning thinking about her.

 

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Feb
03
Louisville Metro Police officer arrested for assaulting two 13-year-olds
Tuesday, 03 February 2015 00:00

Louisville Metro Police officer arrested for assaulting two 13-year-olds

By Jason Riley

A Louisville Metro Police officer -- who also serves as a JCPS school resource officer -- has been arrested on charges he assaulted two 13-year-olds in separate incidents last month

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Jan
27
Bill Would Make it Easier to Prosecute the Crime of Strangulation in Kan.
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 00:00

Bill Would Make it Easier to Prosecute the Crime of Strangulation in Kan.

Tomas Hoppough - KU Statehouse Wire Service

 

TOPEKA – A House committee is trying for the second straight year to pass a bill that would make it easier to prosecute the crime of strangulation.

 

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Jan
25
Domestic Violence Advocates Push to Define Strangulation in Existing Law
Sunday, 25 January 2015 00:00

Domestic Violence Advocates Push to Define Strangulation in Existing Law

Stephanie Claytor - KOB Eyewitness News 4

 

Carlos Martinez is a prime example of why domestic violence advocates are trying get strangulation and suffocation clearly defined in New Mexico law.

 

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Jan
22
Kansas Lawmakers Considering Bill Calling for Harsher Punishment for Strangulation
Thursday, 22 January 2015 00:00

Kansas Lawmakers Considering Bill Calling for Harsher Punishment for Strangulation

SMMC nurse testifying next week

Lexi Sutter - KSHB 41 Kansas City

 

MERRIAM, Kan. - In 38 states, strangulation is a felony. However, that’s not the case, yet, in Kansas.

Two nurses at Shawnee Mission Medical Center are taking action for the battered victims they treat on a daily basis.

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