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Press Release

Man Sentenced for Attempting to Strangle Girlfriend

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. – A Prince George man was sentenced today to six years in prison for attempting to strangle his girlfriend at military housing on Fort Lee.

According to court documents, Antonio Cain, 34, 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.

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 sentencing by U.S. District Judge John A. Gibney, Jr. Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas A. Garnett prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information is located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 3:17-cr-110.

Contact

Joshua Stueve
Director of Communications
joshua.stueve@usdoj.gov

Updated December 13, 2017

Topic
Violent Crime