Longmont Man Accused of Choking Girlfriend Pleads Not Guilty

March 9, 2019 GMT

A Longmont man accused of choking his girlfriend last year pleaded not guiltyto attempted murder and assault charges Friday in Boulder District Court.

Christopher Martinez, 44, is also is charged with criminal mischief, criminal violation of a protection order, obstructing of a telephone, false imprisonment, second-degree tampering and domestic violence-habitual offender.

Boulder District Judge Andrew Hartman scheduled Martinez for a five-day trial in July. He is due back in court at 9 a.m. May 30.

According to an arrest affidavit, Martinez and his girlfriend got into an argument in their apartment and he broke her iPhone when she tried to call police. He punched her in the face and put her in a chokehold, strangling her, while saying, “This ends here and now,” the affidavit says.


He is being held in Boulder County Jail on a $500,000 bond.

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