A 46-year-old Beatrice man has been charged with the attempted murder of his 40-year-old wife.
Beatrice Police Chief Bruce Lang says officers arrested George Oakes New Year’s Day in connection with a Sunday incident.
Oakes has been charged with attempted 2nd-degree murder, 2nd-degree domestic violence, terroristic threats, false imprisonment, strangulation, and use of a weapon to commit a felony.
Lang says it appears Oakes attempted to strangle his wife with an electrical cord.
“Threatened to kill her, choked her to the point where she blacked out,” Lange tells Nebraska Radio Network affiliate KWBE. “This went on for quite a long period of time. This all occurred over a pretty significant amount of time.”
Lang says there did not appear to be any past criminal history of domestic violence.
Doug Kennedy, KWBE, contributed to this article.