“…Gwinn cited a study that said women who are strangled by an intimate partner at least once are 800 times more likely to become a homicide victim, making strangulation a prime indicator of how lethal a perpetrator is likely to be.
The health risks of losing oxygen during an assault can span years after the strangulation as well, he said.
Gwinn has also conducted studies that show a correlation between men who strangled women and men who shoot and kill police officers.
“The men are not strangling women to kill them,” Gwinn said, noting that most women who are later killed by a partner are shot to death. “They are letting them know they can kill them anytime they want.”…”