Prince Ge­orge man pleads guilty to at­tempt­ing to stran­gle girl­friend

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Con­trib­uted Re­port RICH­MOND — A Prince Ge­orge man pleaded guilty Thurs­day to at­tempt­ing to stran­gle his girl­friend at mil­i­tary hous­ing on Fort Lee.

Ac­cord­ing to court doc­u­ments, An­to­nio Cain, 30, was stay­ing with his girl­friend in res­i­den­tial hous­ing on Fort Lee on July 29 when he phys­i­cally as­saulted her.

Dur­ing that as­sault, Cain re­peat­edly at­tempted to stran­gle his girl­friend, chok­ing her to the point of un­con­scious­ness on two sep­a­rate oc­ca­sions.

Cain pleaded guilty to as­sault on a spouse or in­ti­mate part­ner by stran­gling or suf­fo­ca­tion, and faces a max­i­mum penalty of 10 years in prison when sen­tenced on De­cem­ber 12.

Ac­tual sen­tences for fed­eral crimes are typ­i­cally less than the max­i­mum penal­ties. A fed­eral district court judge will de­ter­mine any sen­tence af­ter tak­ing into ac­count the U.S. Sen­tenc­ing Guide­lines and other statu­tory fac­tors.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. At­tor­ney for the East­ern District of Vir­ginia, and Capt. Brian Bishop, Fort Lee Po­lice Op­er­a­tions Of­fi­cer, made the an­nounce­ment af­ter U.S. District Judge John A. Gib­ney, Jr. ac­cepted the plea. As­sis­tant U.S. At­tor­ney Thomas A. Gar­nett is pros­e­cut­ing the case.

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