Domestic Abuse with Strangulation is a Felony

April 20 2021 | Committees

In Louisiana, Domestic Abuse Battery with Strangulation and Battery of a Dating Partner with Strangulation are felonies with enhanced penalties.  Louisiana is ahead of the curve on this issue.  I encourage you to watch the attached incredible video which discusses how strangulation in domestic battery cases is a precursor to the death of victims.  The video also emphasizes that strangulation cases should be prosecuted as attempted murder.  Finally, the video statistically proves the relationship of domestic strangulation to the murders of law enforcement officers.  This is an extremely educational and informative video that will make you question what you thought you knew about strangulation the next time a victim says “he choked me!”


Kim Sport
Domestic Violence Committee Chair

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