HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania — A central Pennsylvania man who pleaded guilty to strangling his girlfriend during a domestic dispute after they drank 2 ½ gallons of vodka together is facing 12 Â½ to 25 years in prison.
Joseph Riddick was sentenced Thursday in Dauphin County court, Pennlive.com reports (http://bit.ly/1MXHcf1).
The couple had been living together at the Alva Motel in Harrisburg when the incident occurred. Police say Riddick called 911 and was performing CPR on 44-year-old Yevette Morrison when police and medical personnel arrived to find her unresponsive.
Riddick's public defender, Deanna Muller, says Riddick's long-term alcohol problem has cost the father of four his marriage, his family and his job as a truck driver.
Information from: Pennlive.com, http://www.pennlive.com