Last week, John Michael Farren, a former White House lawyer, stood in a Connecticut courtroom and pleaded not guilty to a series of charges related to an alleged attack on his wife. Among them: attempted murder, first-degree assault and first-degree strangulation. There is nothing novel about the first two. But the strangulation charge is a relatively new one in Connecticut and across the country, one created specifically to deal with the epidemic of domestic violence.
Strangulation Charge Against Former Bush Lawyer Shows New Trend in Domestic Violence Cases
The Connecticut Law Tribune
January 26, 2010