Utica woman accused of strangling a 9-year-old

UTICA, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - A Utica woman is facing charges after she allegedly strangled a 9-year-old child.

The incident allegedly occurred in a Gilmore Village apartment on October 21, 2016.

After an investigation that lasted several months, police arrested 33-year-old Heather Marie Hajdasz, charging her with one count of second-degree strangulation.

She was taken to the Utica City lockup, pending arraignment.

The victim has been offered counseling through the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center.

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