The woman said she and Hill began arguing and he became violent. She said he wrapped his arm around her neck and began choking her.
WAYLAND – Authorities say a Wayland man repeatedly choked his wife during an argument that turned violent on Wednesday evening.
Police arrested Christon L. Hill, 42, at his 5 Bald Rock Road home at 7:39 p.m., prosecutor Eliza Mina said Thursday during Hill’s arraignment in Framingham District Court.
On Wednesday, police went to the home after a call about a domestic dispute. They were let in by two young boys who appeared to be upset and in the basement found Hill and his wife yelling at each other, the prosecutor said.
The woman said he wrapped his arm around her neck and began choking her. She told police they fell to the floor and she chipped her tooth. He got up and picked her up in a bear hug. The woman told police she yelled for him to let her go, but instead he began choking her with his hands, Mina said.
“She said this has been an ongoing thing since 2009, but this is the first time he had strangled her,” Mina said.
Police arrested Hill and charged him with strangulation and domestic assault.
Mina asked Judge David Locke to hold Hill on $1,500 bail.
Hill’s lawyer, Charles Pappas, told Locke that Hill’s wife was actually the aggressor. They had gotten into the argument and Hill had locked himself in a room to get away from her, but she forced her way in.
“He only pushed her away in self-defense,” said Pappas. “He denies ever choking her or that his arms were anywhere near her neck at any moment."
Locke released Hill on $500 bail. He also granted Hill’s wife a restraining order. Locke is due back in court on July 24 for a pretrial conference.
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