Man admits strangling woman, faces prison time

Man admits strangling woman, faces prison time

LOWVILLE, N.Y. (WWNY) - A 29 year old Boonville man has admitted to strangling a woman and now faces prison time.

Brian Coe took a deal in Lewis County Court Friday, pleading guilty to second-degree strangulation endangering the welfare of a child.

In May, sheriff’s deputies said Coe strangled a woman and hit her with a cell phone in his town of Leyden home.

The woman and two children were able to leave the home a short time later and the incident was reported the next morning.

Coe was originally charged with second-degree assault, second-degree strangulation, and first-degree unlawful imprisonment, all felonies. He was also charged with three counts of endangering the welfare of a child and fourth-degree criminal possession of weapon.

He faces 2 1/2 years in prison and 3 years post-release parole when he’s sentenced February 14.

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