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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Ocala man accused of grabbing woman’s throat, choking her for 6 minutes

A 52-year-old Ocala man was arrested after a woman accused him of grabbing her throat and choking her for approximately six minutes.

On Sunday, a Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a local residence in reference to a reported threat of suicide. Upon arrival at the front door of the home, the deputy made contact with Weihui Huang and the female victim.

Weihui Huang
Weihui Huang

The MCSO report indicated that the victim’s face was “severely discolored and red of petechiae (spots of bleeding under the skin).” The deputy also noted in the report that the victim’s eyes were blood-red, and a small amount of petechiae was visible on the front of her neck.

Huang only spoke Mandarin Chinese, and the deputy noted in the report that Huang began motioning and stating that the victim drank something. He later told the deputy through a translator that the victim had allegedly tried to take her own life by drinking laundry detergent.

The victim, who spoke limited English, told the deputy, “He got me.” She then put her hand on her throat in a “choking motion” multiple times, according to the MCSO report.

The victim told the deputy that Huang had her cellphone and credit card. She also continued to put her hand on her throat and repeatedly stated, “He do, he do.”

Due to the victim’s visible injuries along with her statements, Huang was detained in handcuffs.

According to the victim, she was in a fight with Huang on Friday, September 16. During this alleged incident, she claimed that Huang had choked her with his hands for approximately six minutes.

Marion County Fire Rescue paramedics arrived on scene, assisted the victim, and transported her to a local hospital. When the deputy arrived at the hospital, a doctor stated that the victim’s injuries were “consistent with someone being strangled.”

Using a translation line provided by the hospital, the deputy interviewed the victim. She advised that she returned home on Thursday, September 15, and an argument with Huang had ensued. During the argument, Huang allegedly took her cellphone and credit cards, and he locked those items in a safe.

The victim stated that the argument with Huang resumed on the following day, and he allegedly began choking her with his hands for “approximately six to eight minutes” while she was laying on the bed.

The victim told the deputy that she attempted to take her own life due to the alleged incidents that had occurred.

The deputy made contact with Huang and spoke with him through a translator. After being read his Miranda rights, Huang admitted that he had gotten into a verbal argument with the victim, though he denied that anything physical had occurred.

Huang claimed that the victim’s injuries were caused by her “not getting enough sleep.” He later told the deputy that the victim had recently had a surgical procedure on her eyes, and he claimed that the victim’s eyes “were already red.”

When asked if he had strangled the victim, Huang denied the allegations. He claimed that the victim had “strangled herself with her own hands” in an attempt to take her own life.

The deputy noted in the report that the victim’s statements and injuries were consistent with her circulation being impeded during strangulation.

Huang was arrested and transported to Marion County Jail where he is currently being held on $15,000 bond. He is facing a felony charge for committing domestic battery by strangulation.

A court date has been scheduled on Tuesday, October 18 at 9 a.m., according to jail records.