A Milford police was charged with attempted murder after he punched his mother and choked her until she nearly passed out and threatened his father with a knife after an argument about the care of his 2-year-old child, police said.
Police said they responded to a Milford home where the suspect lives with his parents around 7:45 a.m. Saturday after receiving reports of a threatening with a knife.
When officers arrived at the residence, they learned that 27-year-old Patrick Kiraly got into an argument with his mother over the care of his 2-year-old. child and it escalated to the point where Kiraly punched his mother in the face and then began choking her with his hands, police said.
“He assaulted her, he hit her, hit her on the face and he actually started to strangle her, choke her. Both of his hands were on her neck. She stated later that she started to black out,” said Milford Police Officer Michael Devito.
The suspect's father heard the commotion and separated the two.
Kiraly then pulled a pocket knife and threatened his father with it, police said.
When the father told Kiraly to leave, Kiraly picked up his 2-year-old child and left to go to another Milford residence, police said. The father then called 911 and officers took custody of Kiraly, while a family member took custody of the 2-year-old child.
Kiraly's mother was treated by paramedics on scene and refused transportation to the hospital, police said.
Kiraly has been charged with criminal attempt to commit attempted murder, risk of injury, second-degree strangulation, second-degree threatening and reckless endangerment.
He was held on a $250,000 bond and appeared in court Monday afternoon. He is next scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 22.