Leah McKim

Apr 20, 2017 9:31 AM

NH mother arrested for punching, strangling her teen daughter


NASHUA- A Nashua woman is facing charges after police say she punched and strangled her daughter during an argument Wednesday.

Officers responded to a report of a domestic dispute at a downtown residence about 7 p.m. Wednesday evening. Officers there learned a 16-year-old female was assaulted by her mother, Leah McKim, 51, of 34 Balcom St., Nashua.

Based on the nature of the offense, detectives from the Special Investigations Division were notified. Following an investigation, it was determined that the two were in an argument when McKim punched her daughter in the head and strangled her, police said.

The 16-year-old was treated at a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

McKim was arrested and charged with second degree assault – domestic violence, class B felony; second degree assault, class B felony; simple assault, class A misdemeanor; and simple assault – domestic violence, class A misdemeanor. She is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday.

A class B felony is punishable by up to seven years in state prison, exclusive of fines. A class A misdemeanor is punishable up to one year in the County House of Corrections, exclusive of fines. McKim was released on $500 cash only bail pending her arraignment.

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