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CHILTON - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today that a Town of Harrison man has been convicted in Calumet County Circuit Court of strangulation.
Van Hollen said Shannon Konitzer, 27, appeared in court on April 5, 2010, and entered a no contest plea to one felony count of strangulation. An additional misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct will be dismissed and read in at the time of sentencing. Konitzer faces up to 6 years in prison and a fine of $10,000. Sentencing is scheduled for May 24, 2010.
According to the criminal complaint, in June, 2009, Konitzer became angry with a woman, pushed her to the ground, and repeatedly applied pressure to her mouth and neck, causing the woman to have difficulty in breathing.
Calumet County Circuit Judge Donald A. Poppy is presiding over the case. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Barbara Oswald as special prosecutor for Calumet County.