Troopers: Somers Woman Arrested for Strangling Family Member

The information was provided by the New York State Police. It does not indicate a conviction.

A 48-year-old Somers woman was arrested on Sunday night for stangaling a family member with a belt during a domestic dispute, New York State Police said. 

Jacqueline Levat was charged with criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation, a misdemeanor. She was also charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and resisting arrest.

State troopers from the Somers barracks responded to Levat's residence on Jan. 6 at about 10 p.m. 

The woman was arraigned in the Somers Town Court and remanded to the Westchester County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail. Levat was scheduled to reappear in court on Monday, Jan. 7. 

GC January 10, 2013 at 06:44 PM
We need to pass belt control laws!
claudia jones January 11, 2013 at 11:51 AM
did they check her blood alcohol???
John Dickerson January 11, 2013 at 01:03 PM
I guess our politicians will have to act quickly to outlaw belts, or at least to establish a bureaucracy to develop suitable regulations, licensing, and review of personal histories and medical records of all prospective purchasers as well as owners of such potentially lethal items whether or not ownership and use of such items are protected rights guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States.
Pat Gharet January 13, 2013 at 04:53 PM
Agreed, because belts were specifically designed to end the lives of once living beings.
Bill January 14, 2013 at 06:06 PM
How many people was she able to strangle at one time? I don't think they sell assault belts.


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