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Legal Statutes: Wyoming

UPDATED December 23, 2016

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Article 5. Assault and Battery

back to top6-2-509. Strangulation of a household member; penalty

(a) A person is guilty of strangulation of a household member if he intentionally and knowingly or recklessly causes or attempts to cause bodily injury to a household member by impeding the normal breathing or circulation of blood by:
(i) Applying pressure on the throat or neck of the household member; or
(ii) Blocking the nose and mouth of the household member.

(b) Strangulation of a household member is a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than five (5) years.

(c) For purposes of this section, “household member” means as defined in W.S. 35-21-102(a)(iv)(A) through (D), (G) and (H).
Laws 2011, ch. 136, § 1, eff. July 1, 2011.