Legal Information: Kentucky
Updated: November 15, 2023
508.170 Strangulation in the first degree
(1) A person is guilty of strangulation in the first degree when the person, without consent, intentionally impedes the normal breathing or circulation of the blood of another person by:
(a) Applying pressure on the throat or neck of the other person; or
(b) Blocking the nose or mouth of the other person.
(2) Strangulation in the first degree is a Class C felony.
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