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Yorktown Man Charged With Choking Victim

Yorktown Heights resident Francesco P. Marsala is facing charges that he choked a victim during a domestic incident.
Yorktown Heights resident Francesco P. Marsala is facing charges that he choked a victim during a domestic incident. Photo Credit: New York State Police

YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- A Yorktown Heights man was arrested last week after allegedly choking a victim during a domestic dispute, according to New York State Police.

Francesco P. Marsala, 33, was charged with unlawful imprisonment, a felony, and criminal obstruction of breathing, a misdemeanor.

Troopers received a walk-in complaint at the Somers barracks from a victim reporting a physical domestic incident that occurred during the early morning hours of May 18.

A subsequent investigation by both state police and Bureau of Criminal Investigation members determined that Marsala physically restrained the victim and placed his hands on the victim’s neck, restricting the victim’s breathing, according to the release. Marsala was arraigned before Somers Town Court and remanded to Westchester County Jail in lieu of $5,000.  Marsala is due to reappear in court on Monday, June 2.

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