New Era woman faces jail term for strangling husband.

November 16, 2020

Rebecca Salazar appears in 27th Circuit Court via Zoom video conferencing.

New Era woman faces jail term for strangling husband.

By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

HART — A 34-year-old New Era woman tearfully admitted in 27th Circuit Court Monday, Nov. 16, that she strangled her husband last August at their home.

“I got into an argument, and during the argument I put my hands around his neck,” said Rebecca Lee Salazar, of 5677 S. Oneida Trail.

Salazar pleaded guilty to assault by strangulation. She faces a jail term of up to 90 days for the conviction, said Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon. She will likely be sentenced to two years probation in addition to the jail term. Sentencing guidelines in the case are 0-9 months, said Bizon.

“Did you interrupt his breathing ability,” asked Judge Robert D. Springstead. “Yes,” she answered. Salazar said she was unsure if the victim required medical attention because she was arrested at the scene.

Assault by strangulation is a felony with a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.

Sentencing is set for Jan. 25 at 10:15 a.m.

Salazar and her attorney Ryan Good appeared in court via Zoom video conferencing due to COVID-19.

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