New Era woman sent to jail for strangling husband.

January 25, 2021


New Era woman sent to jail for strangling husband.

By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

HART — A 34-year-old New Era woman was sentenced to 90 days in jail Monday, Jan. 25, in 27th Circuit Court for a conviction of assault by strangulation.

Rebecca Lee Salazar, of 5662 S. Oneida Trail, admitted 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 Salazar last November when she pleaded guilty to the charge. She testified before Judge Robert D. Springstead that her husband’s ability to breathe was interrupted.

“My client is very regretful of the incident,” said defense attorney Ryan Good.

“I am deeply sorry and remorseful for the harm and damage I have caused my husband as well as my family,” Salazar said.

The judge noted that Salazar was charged in 2020 for domestic violence, and the victim was her husband. The case was dismissed.

She was also ordered to serve 18 months probation. She received credit for seven days served in jail.

Sentencing guidelines in the case are 0-11 months, said Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon.

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

Salazar appeared in court via Zoom video conferencing due to COVID-19.

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