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Waukesha man charged for allegedly strangling niece

City of Waukesha — A Waukesha man was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court with a felony count of strangulation, misdemeanor battery and misdemeanor disorderly conduct on Jan. 18 for allegedly strangling his niece.

The 48-year-old man allowed his niece to use his computer to search for jobs on Jan. 16, according to the complaint. An argument ensued and the niece said she threw the computer along with her cigarette onto the floor and walked back to her bedroom, according to the complaint.

The defendant then allegedly grabbed his niece and “in one movement” pushed her onto the bed with his hand around her throat, according to the complaint.

She tried screaming for her mother, but could not, the complaint reads.

The alleged victim’s mother did arrive and an argument ensued between all members of the family, according to the complaint.

The mother told police that her daughter was strangled, but that she had kicked and punched the defendant.

The complaint states that the alleged victim is only 120 pounds, whereas the defendant is in excess of 350 pounds. Marks indicating strangulation were found on the alleged victim’s neck, according to the complaint.

If convicted of all charges, the defendant could face up to seven years in prison, $21,000 in fines, or both.

The defendant’s next expected court date is Jan. 28

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