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Man arrested for attempted murder - Update

Reportedly not first time he attacked his live-in girlfriend

Posted: August 11, 2008 3:18 p.m.
Updated: October 12, 2008 5:02 a.m.

A Canyon Country man was arrested for attempted murder Sunday night after allegedly choking his live-in girlfriend until she lost consciousness and then saying he was going to break her neck and kill her, according to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

John Naglich, 49, had reportedly been living with the 52-year-old woman for three months in an apartment in the 28000 block of Whites Canyon Road.

The two got into an argument that led to abusive name calling and then it turned physical, the woman told sheriff's deputies.

She said Naglich hit her in the face, causing her to fall to the floor. He then used both hands to choke her, she told deputies.

The woman said she blacked out for a short time and when she regained consciousness, Naglich was twisting her neck with both his hands, saying he was going to snap her neck and kill her.

She said she pleaded with him to let her go. He reportedly then let her go and she ran outside and yelled for help. A neighbor reportedly saw her bleeding from the mouth and called 911.

Deputies arrived and arrested Naglich for attempted murder. He was also charged with violating his probation.

The woman was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital and was released to go home.

Naglich was taken to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station and is being held in lieu of $1 million bail. He is scheduled to appear in court this morning.

The victim reportedly told deputies that just two months ago, Naglich hit her in the mouth so hard that she needed stitches. She had not reported the incident to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

There have been 194 felonies and 151 misdemeanor domestic violence incidents reported to the Sheriff's Station this year.

Officials are warning residents to be aware of the behaviors that signal an abusive relationship, including intimidation, put-downs, blaming, physical contact intended to inflict pain, and isolating the partner from friends and family.


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