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Man chokes mother of his child and throws her into a radiator

By Len Righi, WFMZ.com Reporter
Published On: Feb 25 2013 07:00:11 PM CST
EASTON, Pa. -

A man was arrested after attacking the mother of his child and then throwing her into a radiator, officials said.

William J. Abel Jr. punched the woman in the chest several times with a closed fist, choked her until she nearly passed out, grabbed her by the hair and threw into a radiator at the bottom of a flight of steps at about 2:45 a.m. Sunday in woman's home in the unit block of South 12th Street in Easton, officials said.

Abel was found intoxicated, walking near South 10th and Pine streets, officials said.

Abel, 27, of the 800 block of Wood St., Easton, was arraigned on charges of assault and public drunkenness and committed to the Northampton County Prison on $2,500 bail, according to court documents.

A preliminary hearing is set for 9:30 a.m. March 4.