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Sleepy Hollow man accused of trying to strangle wife

Monday, January 07, 2013

Police say a Westchester County woman is clinging to life after her husband tried to strangle her.

Village police in Sleepy Hollow tell The Journal News (http://lohud.us/ZqO384 ) that 49-year-old Christopher Howson attempted to strangle his wife in their home early Saturday. The police say he then called 911 himself.

Police responded and found the 47-year-old woman unresponsive and in cardiac arrest. She was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

The victim's name was not immediately released.

Howson was arrested on charges including attempted murder. He is scheduled to appear in court Monday.

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