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State’s Attorney to Hold Press Conference in Annapolis on Making Strangulation a First Degree Felony

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy will be joined by other elected officials, advocates and supporters at a press conference to discuss House Bill 233 (HB233) and Senate Bill 212 (SB212), “Criminal Law - Assault in the First Degree - Suffocation or Strangulation.” The legislation in the House Chamber, HB233, was crossed filed with SB212 in the Senate Chamber. HB233 and SB212 will make strangulation a first degree felony assault.

House Bill 233 will be heard in the Judiciary Committee of the House Chamber on January 28th at 1p.m. The Senate Committee, Judicial Proceedings, will hold the hearing on SB 212 at 1 p.m. on January 29th.

Survivors, advocates and supporters are encouraged to come out in support of both bills. If you would like to testify at either hearing please send an email communication providing your name, email, address /work address, organization name (if applicable) and phone number to Denise Smith at or call 240-832-4970.

State’s Attorney Braveboy’s recent Op-ed on making strangulation a first degree felony assault was published in the Baltimore Sun. Click on the following link to read more:

WHO: Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Aisha N. Braveboy Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh Maryland Senator Susan Lee, District 16 Maryland Delegate Vanessa E. Atterbeary, District 13 Maryland Delegate Jesse T. Pippy, District 4 Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy

WHAT: Press Conference Regarding HB 233 and SB 212 (Strangulation Legislation)

WHEN: Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 12 p.m.

WHERE: House Office Building 6 Bladen Street Room 145 Annapolis, MD 21401

Contact: Denise Smith | Phone: 240-832-4970 | Email:

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