In the span of just a couple of days, two Colorado Springs men were arrested for strangling their girlfriends. Thankfully, both women survived the extreme domestic violence, and both men were arrested for what they did.
According to Colorado Connection, police officers were called to a home near I-25 on North Chestnut Street after a complaint of a disturbance. It was revealed that a 44-year-old man had been drinking and got into an argument with his live-in girlfriend. Officers believe that when the argument grew heated, he strangled the woman until she lost consciousness. She apparently called 911 to seek help when she woke up, according to investigators.
A Domestic Violence unit took over the investigation. The man was reportedly arrested and charged with attempted second degree murder.
Colorado Springs officers arrested a second man on Wednesday after he apparently punched and strangled his girlfriend the night before. Like the other incident, the 33-year-old man had been drinking and got into an argument with his girlfriend. Police say he strangled and punched her until she nearly passed out.
The 30-year-old woman was treated at a hospital. Meanwhile, her boyfriend, who lived with the woman at her residence on Morley Circle, was arrested and charged with attempted second degree murder.
These incidents are eerily similar and show that domestic violence is an all-too-common problem. These cases are extreme examples of violence in the home, but any sort of physical violence in the home should not be tolerated.
Source: Colorado Connection, "Man accused of strangling girlfriend," Alia Willson, Nov. 16, 2011