Strangulation Conviction Results in Arkansas Man’s Incarceration

(BEATRICE) – A parole violator from the State of Arkansas has been sentenced to a three-year Nebraska prison term.

Leon Williams earlier pleaded no contest to a charge of strangulation. Under new sentencing guidelines, Williams will also be required to serve 18 months of post-release supervision.

Chief Deputy Gage County Attorney Rick Schreiner said Williams run-in with the law in Nebraska was his first significant criminal violation in the state.

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Williams’ lawyer, Jeff Gaertig says the 53-year-old has, to some extent, been institutionalized, yet is a very educated man.  But with his record, Gaertig asked that his client be sentenced to something less than a maximum sentence for the crime.

Judge Paul Korslund noted that Williams had four outstanding warrants and five prior arrests for domestic battery.