Whittier man sentenced for attack on wife

A judge sentenced a Whittier man arrested earlier this year on suspicion of trying to strangle his wife to three years in prison Thursday, officials said.
William Farrell, who turned 44 Thursday, was sentenced after pleading ‘no contest’ to a felony count of domestic violence in Norwalk Superior Court, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Jane Robison said.
Charges of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and battery causing serious injury were dismissed, she said.
Whittier police officers responded May 30 to the couple’s home in the 10900 block of 1st Avenue after someone inside called 9-1-1 and dropped the phone, Whittier police officials said.
Officers found Farrell standing next to his wife, who was screaming, officials said.
She relayed to officers that her husband had told her he was going to kill her and choked her with an extension cord until she passed out.

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