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By Whitney Bryen
Oklahoma Watch 

Strangulation of women is common, chilling – and often a grim harbinger


On a June night last year, an argument broke out at an Atoka County home.

A woman’s teenage daughter was playing loud music, and her husband asked her to tell the daughter to turn the music off. The argument escalated, and the woman said her husband “put both hands around her neck and choked her” so that “she felt her body being lifted off of the ground by her neck,” a court affidavit said.

At the Atoka County Sheriff’s Office later, a deputy saw marks on the woman’s throat suggesting a righthand grip with thumb and finger marks. The 46-year-old woman told officers she had an...

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