Man charged with strangling child

Wasilla, Alaska (KINY) - The child had difficulty breathing but was okay after the incident.

Alaska State Troopers said Sam Hatfield, 52, was charged with assault in the second degree, assault in the third degree and assault in the fourth degree.

The Trooper Child Abuse Investigation Unit said the investigation found the child had injuries consistent with being strangled.

Hatfield was held in jail without the privilege of bail to await a court appearance.



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