NEW MILFORD — When police arrived at a home after getting a domestic disturbance call in the early hours of Oct. 17, they saw a woman slapping an unconscious man in the face, police say.

Kathryn Peterson, 27, appeared in state Superior Court in Bantam last Friday charged with felony second-degree strangulation, felony violation of a protective order and third-degree assault.

Her charges stem from the beating she gave an estranged partner after a night of drinking, police say. When they saw Peterson, she was straddling her victim, holding his head up by his hair and hitting him.

When asked why she was beating on the man, Peterson told police the man was “being a real b——,” according to court documents.

He wouldn’t let her play a video game on a computer, police said Peterson told them. So she “went for the knees,” took the man to the ground and choked him out, police say.

During their brief investigation, police noticed the victim had an active protective order against Peterson, which she violated by slamming a door on his foot, giving him a black eye and because of the tackling and choking.

Peterson was initially held in lieu of a $10,000 bond. She has since been released on a written promise to appear in court. He next court date is Nov. 10.

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