A Colorado Springs man was recently arrested on suspicion of strangling his wife, marking the city's eighth such assault in less than a month.
Officers initially responded to the alleged attack when the suspect's stepdaughter called police to report that her mother was being attacked. Officers reported to the scene and found that the alleged attacker had left and that the woman had injuries that were consistent with strangulation.
The man was later apprehended near his home and has been charged with kidnapping, assault and multiple other misdemeanors.
In many cases of alleged domestic abuse, the allegations come down to he said/she said disputes. In such cases, it's often true that both parties allowed their dispute to become overheated, and both said and did things they later come to regret.
However, when the police become involved, charges of domestic abuse often follow, making it difficult for the parties to reconcile and resume their lives and better their relationship.
In many cases, they require the assistance of an experienced attorney to help them navigate the complex legal system so that they can resume the often difficult task of making a relationship healthy and whole.
The best course for someone facing these kinds of allegations to take is to decline to speak with police officers or prosecutors until after they've had a chance to sit down with a criminal defense attorney and go over all their legal options. In that way, they ensure that their rights are protected as they make their way through the legal system.
Source: ColoradoConnection.com: "Man arrested in 8th strangling this month," Rachel Welte, Dec. 12, 2011