Buffalo Man Pleads Guilty to Strangulation and Assault

September 7, 2012 Updated Sep 7, 2012 at 11:28 AM EDT

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Buffalo Man Pleads Guilty to Strangulation and Assault

September 7, 2012 Updated Sep 7, 2012 at 11:28 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW/Release) - Erie County District Attorney's office announced that 48-year-old Namon Kitchen of 56 Deerfield Avenue, Buffalo has plead guilty after being charged with Strangulation in the Second Degree and Assault in the Third Degree before Supreme Court Justice Deborah Haendiges.

These are the highest charges for which Kitchen could have faced had he gone to trial.

Kitchen admitted that back on October 14th, 2011, he attacked his girlfriend in his home on Deerfield Ave. He struck her in the face multiple times, causing a severely swollen eye and loose teeth. Kitchen then wrapped a pillowcase around her mouth to muffle the screams and also, in turn, strangled her, causing her to lose consciousness.

After a concerned neighbor called 911, the victim was able to escape from Kitchen's home.

An investigation by Buffalo police determined that Kitchen fled New York State. He was subsequently arrested five months later in Ohio and brought back to face the charges.

Kitchen faces a maximum prison sentence of 7 years when he is sentenced on October 3rd at 9:30 A.M. before Justice Haendiges.