Santa Monica Man, 38, Arrested For Choking Ex-Girlfriend

Alert Police Blotter: Room Mates.

Tuesday, 1 Jan 2013, 6:00:00 AM

Tim Broughton

On Monday, December 10, at 10:08 p.m. officers of the Santa Monica Police Department went to the 700 block of Kensington Road in order to investigate a domestic violence incident that had just occurred.

When the officers arrived they spoke with both the victim and the suspect about what had happened.

The victim told the officers she had been living with her boyfriend (suspect) for about six months but although they had recently terminated their relationship they had decided to continue living together.

Earlier that evening they had both attended an event and had begun arguing as the event progressed, culminating with, upon their return home, the ex-boyfriend grabbing the victim around her neck and squeezing as if to choke her as he pushed her up against a wall.

At that point the victim ran to her bedroom and called police.

The officers, based upon the redness and scratches on the victim’s neck and her statements, arrested this 38-year-old ex-boyfriend of Santa Monica, and he was charged with domestic violence. Bail was set at $50,000.

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