The man, whom Patch is not naming to protect the identity of the victim, was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court last week with one count of strangulation and suffocation, a felony.
The man also faces charges of misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct. If convicted of all three charges, the man could be imprisoned for a maximum of seven years. He also faces $21,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint, the victim told police her live-in boyfriend pushed her onto the bed and began to choke her with both his hands in during an incident on South Ravina Drive on Oct. 10.
The man later punched the victim in the back of the head three times, threw her to the ground and began to choke her again.
The woman got away from the man, who caught her again in the kitchen and grabbed her throat again. The woman told police it felt like he was trying to “rip (her) throat out.”