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Man Accused of Choking Girlfriend, Slamming Door on Her Hand

ODESSA, TX (KWES) -

One man has been arrested on charges of assault by strangulation following an incident on Monday.

Odessa Police tell NewsWest 9, officers were called out to the 1000 block of West 24th Street in reference to a domestic disturbance.

When officers arrived, they made contact with a 27-year-old female and her boyfriend, Matthew Ramirez, 31.

Witnesses told police that Ramirez slammed a door on his girlfriend's hand, causing bruising on her right hand. He later choked his girlfriend and threatened to kill her.

Other witnesses also reported that they saw the girlfriend trying to get away from Ramirez and said that the girlfriend was having difficulty talking, swallowing and breathing.

Ramirez was later arrested and charged with assault by strangulation.

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