Bond unchanged in attempted-murder case
A Craig man accused Tuesday of choking his girlfriend remains in Moffat County Jail.
Kevin Alexander Christopher, 21, was arrested at an apartment in the 1100 block of Sixth Street early Tuesday morning after police received a report that a man had choked a woman to unconsciousness, police said.
Christopher went before Moffat County Judge Mary Lynne James on Friday for an advisement hearing.
After the hearing, James said that Christopher’s $600,000 bond was not reduced at the hearing and that he was advised again of the charges against him.
Christopher faces charges of reckless endangerment, third-degree assault, menacing and criminal attempt to commit second-degree murder. All the charges have a domestic violence charge attached.
Christopher’s 20-year-old girlfriend told police Christopher came home from a local bar heavily intoxicated Monday night and fell asleep on a couch, according to the arrest affidavit.
The fight started when Chris–topher’s girlfriend tried to wake him up, according to the affidavit.
The girlfriend told police Christopher choked her by pressing his forearm against her neck, according to the affidavit.
Christopher told the girlfriend: “I’m not afraid to kill you. I will choke you to death, I don’t care,” according to the affidavit.
The girlfriend said she passed out, and when she awoke, Christopher began kicking her and punching her in the back of the head, according to the affidavit.
The girlfriend told police that Christopher had never attacked her before the incident, according to reports.
Christopher had joked with his girlfriend before about beating women, according to the report.
“If you punch a woman, it needs to be in the back of her head so it doesn’t leave any marks, and if you choke a woman, you do it with your forearm because it won’t be as noticeable,” Christopher said to his girlfriend, according to the affidavit.
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