ODESSA, TX (KWES) - An Odessa man has been charged with assault by strangulation following an incident in Odessa on Thursday night.
Odessa Police tell NewsWest 9, they were called out to the 2700 block of Henderson in reference to a domestic disturbance.
When officers arrived on the scene, they made contact with a 46-year-old female and her husband, identified as Jose Quiones, 63.
An investigation revealed that after Quiones got into an argument with his common-law spouse, police say he scratched her and hit her in the face.
Police say that's when Quiones place his hands on her throat impeding her breathing.
The victim also told police that Quiones threatened her that he would kill her if she called police.
That's when Quiones threw a cup of hot tea at her.