A city man has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault for trying to strangle his girlfriend during an argument.
Corey Pough, 40-year-old, entered the guilty plea before Passaic County Superior Court judge Joseph Portelli on October 6.
On September 12, Pough was with his girlfriend L.W. in Paterson. He and the girlfriend got into an argument. He put his hands around her neck and began to apply pressure obstructing her breathing, he admitted in court.
Police arrested and charged him with aggravated assault for trying to strangle a domestic violence victim and making terroristic threats.
Pough faced a five-year prison sentence on the charges. His guilty plea will get him a reduced three-year prison sentence.
As part of the plea deal, Pough is barred from making contact with L.W.
Pough is scheduled to be sentenced on November 13.
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