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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, MA


Section 2.8. OFFENSES AGAINST PERSONS

(b) cheekee ay8utuwôk (“Aggravated Assault”). A person is guilty of the felony crime of cheekee ay8utuwôk (aggravated assault) if he or she:

  1. (1)  Attempts to cause serious bodily injury to another or causes such injury knowingly, under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life;
  2. (2)  Attempts to cause, or knowingly causes, bodily injury to another with a dangerous weapon;
  3. (3)  Attempts to cause, or knowingly causes, any bodily injury to a nânâwunumwâeenun (law enforcement officer) or wutunômât8ôkaneenun (judge or magistrate) of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Court; or other public officer of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, Bureau of Indian Affairs, or Public Health Service while such public officer is engaged in the performance of his or her duties; or
  4. (4)  Assaults another with the intent to commit serious bodily injury, which results in serious bodily injury.

(f) Strangulation or Suffocation. It is a felony crime for a person to commit strangulation or suffocation on another person.

(w) Attempt to Murder. It is a felony for a person to attempt to commit murder by poisoning, drowning, strangulation or suffocation, or by any means not constituting an assault with intent to commit murder.

Section 1.3. DEFINITIONS

(ii) “Strangulation” means the intentional interference of the normal breathing or circulation of blood by applying substantial pressure on the throat or neck of another.