Longmont Man Accused of Strangling Girlfriend Charged

August 2, 2018

Christopher Martinez was formally charged with attempted second-degree murder Thursday at the Boulder County Jail in Boulder.

A Longmont man accused of strangling his girlfriend Sunday was officially charged with attempted second-degree murder — domestic violence, as well as a new assault, on Wednesday at the Boulder County Jail.

Christopher Martinez, 43, faces charges of attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault causing serious body injury with a deadly weapon, three counts of second-degree assault, criminal mischief resulting in damage between $1,000 and $5,000 dollars, criminal violation of a protection order, obstructing of a telephone, false imprisonment, second-degree tampering and domestic violence — habitual offender.

Martinez waived his right to a preliminary hearing 35 days after filing of charges, so his next court appearance will be Sept. 20.

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 cash, surety or property bond.

Madeline St. Amour: 303-684-5212, mstamour@prairiemountainmedia.com

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