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Boyfriend’s Strangling May Be Self-Defense

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HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Henderson police are investigating whether a woman was defending herself when she strangled her 35-year-old boyfriend.

Authorities say David J. Hudson was found dead Thursday in the couple’s home on Judy Lane, near Lake Mead Parkway and Boulder Highway.

Police say Hudson’s 35-year-old girlfriend arrived at a hospital telling a nurse she had choked Hudson with a cord after he attacked her.

The girlfriend told authorities Hudson beat her three times a week, and regularly threatened her and her family.

The case has been forwarded to the Clark County District Attorney’s Office to be screened for possible charges, but the woman has not been jailed or charged.

Police say Hudson was arrested earlier this year on domestic battery charges. The woman has been arrested in the past on drug charges.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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