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Criminal Practice – Assault by Strangulation – Victim’s Testimony & Photos (access required)

Although G.S. § 14-32.4(b) does not define “strangulation,” we reject defendant’s argument that the state failed to prove strangulation (1) because the victim did not seek medical attention, (2) because the victim did not fully lose consciousness, and (3) because it was not conclusively proven that strangulation caused the victim’s injuries. The state presented sufficient ...

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