LOWELL -- After being choked into near unconsciousness, the victim told Lowell police Andre Feliz stepped on the side of her head and ground her face into the floor, prosecutors said.
After spending the night away from home, the victim alleges that Feliz returned home at 4 a.m. Thursday, angry because he couldn't find his gun. While tearing the place apart, Feliz allegedly vented his anger at the victim, his wife, punched her, stomped on her head and choked her until she couldn't breathe, prosecutor Joseph Posner said.
In Lowell District Court Thursday afternoon, Feliz, 26, of 151 Coburn St., Lowell, was ordered held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing after pleading not guilty to charges of: attempted murder, assault with a dangerous weapon (two counts), assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery, attempt to commit a crime, intimidation of a witness (two counts), carrying a loaded firearm without a license and possession of ammunition without a firearms-identification card.
A dangerousness hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.
Posner said the charges stem from several alleged incidents that date back to April 8. The victim alleges that on April 8 Feliz threatened her with a handgun and then fired a shot in the air.
Lowell police did receive a report in the area of "shots fired,'' but no one was ever charged.
In the latest incident, police allege that Feliz allegedly assaulted his wife and then fled the apartment. Several hours later, Feliz then attempted to break into the house and threatened his wife if she called police, Posner said.
Defense attorney Julie Olsen told Judge Barbara Pearson that Feliz denies the allegations, which the alleged victim has a history of making. Olsen said the victim has made other allegations against Feliz, and then recanted.
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