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Laveen man sentenced for strangling girlfriend

Posted: 8:18 AM, Aug 14, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-14 12:13:38-04
Laveen man sentenced for strangling girlfriend

A Laveen man was sentenced to two and a half years in federal prison for his conviction for strangling his live-in girlfriend.

The sentencing Monday of 33-year-old Colin Lee Juan came after he previously pleaded guilty to a charge of assault by strangulation of a spouse or intimate partner.
    
He had faced a possible maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.
    
In his guilty plea, Juan acknowledged he assaulted his girlfriend during a fit of anger during January 2017.
    
The assault, which resulted in swelling and bruising to the neck of Juan's girlfriend, occurred on the Gila River Indian Community.