Va­len­cia man ac­cused of try­ing to kill girl­friend

The Signal - - News - By Jim Holt Sig­nal Se­nior Staff Writer

A Va­len­cia man ar­rested nine months ago for spousal as­sault was ar­rested again Wed­nes­day night on sus­pi­cion of at­tempted mur­der, ac­cused of try­ing to smother a for­mer spouse.

Thomas Low­ell Ge­orge, 59, was ar­rested Wed­nes­day shortly after 3:30 p.m. when deputies with the Santa Clarita Val­ley Sher­iff’s Sta­tion re­sponded to a do­mes­tic vi­o­lence call.

In ad­di­tion to a felony charge of at­tempted mur­der, Ge­orge was also ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of do­mes­tic vi­o­lence and dis­suad­ing a vic­tim, both of which are felony of­fenses, and for pos­ses­sion of meth.

Shortly after noon Wed­nes­day, deputies re­sponded to a do­mes­tic vi­o­lence call at a res­i­dence on the 24100 block of Del Monte Drive.

“The vic­tim and the sus­pect are boyfriend and girl­friend,” said Shirley Miller, spokes­woman for the SCV Sher­iff’s Sta­tion.

“They got into a ver­bal ar­gu­ment, which es­ca­lated into a phys­i­cal al­ter­ca­tion,” she said.

“The sus­pect al­legedly pushed her face into a mat­tress, so she could not breathe, and made threat­en­ing com­ments,” Miller said.

“The vic­tim be­gan to lose con­scious­ness,” she said.

Paramedics with the Los An­ge­les County Fire De­part­ment also re­sponded to the call and treated the vic­tim at the scene.

Ge­orge was ar­rested May 30, 2018, on sus­pi­cion of spousal as­sault, a mis­de­meanor.

That case was de­clined by prose­cu­tors due to in­suf­fi­cient ev­i­dence, Ri­cardo San­ti­ago, spokesman for the Los An­ge­les County Dis­trict At­tor­ney’s Of­fice said Thurs­day.

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