Repeat girlfriend beater gets 33 months

Posted: 9th June 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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A Coeur d’Alene man with a history of domestic violence was sentenced this week to 2 1/2 years for the the attempted strangulation of his girlfriend.

David B. Moen, 41, is to serve 33 months in prison and will not be credited for 257 days already served in jail.

Moen was sentenced by 1st District Judge Fred Gibler for attempted strangulation and felony domestic violence for a Sept. 12 assault on his then-girlfriend. Moen choked the woman, hit her head against a hall and punched and kicked her in the head several times, according to the Kootenai County Prosceutor’s Office.

Moen’s extensive criminal history includes five felony convictions and 17 misdemeanor convictions. He was convicted of domestic violence assault in 2002 for an incident with another ex-girlfriend, according to news archives.

Moen was on federal probation for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine when he was arrested last year.

In a prepared statement, Kootenai County Prosecutor Barry McHugh praised the 33-month sentence for the repeat offender.

“His conduct reveals his inability, at this time, after many convictions, to comply with society’s rules…Following his incarceration, we hope his federal probation will continue so that sufficient incentives are in place to convince Mr. Moen to avoid further violation,” McHugh said.

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