Charleville man charged with strangulation, deprivation of liberty

A man who has been charged with assault, strangulation and deprivation of liberty in a domestic violent setting, is currently in jail and likely to front the Charleville District Court next month.

Slimson Muna did not appear in the Charleville Magistrates Court on Monday, January 11.

But his lawyer Leslie Reed said it was likely he would plead guilty to eight offences, including, two counts of assault occasioning bodily harm – domestic violence offence, choking suffocation strangulation associated domestic violence, two counts of deprivation of liberty – domestic violence offence, and two counts of threatening violence and common assault.

“My instructions at this stage, it may change, but he intends to enter a plea of guilty to all charges,” Ms Reed said.

The lawyer said she would be contacting the prosecution asking to amend Muna’s bail conditions so he could contact family members.

The court heard four offences occurred on December 26, 2019, however he was charged sometime after that.

And the other four offences occurred in September, 2020.

Magistrate Peter Saggers adjourned the matter until February 9 for a committal mention, and noted that it was likely the charges would progress to the District Court on February 15.