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      Hastings Man Gets Prison for Choking Former Girlfriend

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      A 27-year-old Hastings man has been sentenced to 20 to 60 months in prison for choking a woman who claimed she was breaking up with the man.

      Tyler Millard was sentenced Tuesday in Adams County District Court after previously pleading to contest to a strangulation charge. Prosecutors dropped two other charges in exchange for Millard's plea.

      The victim told police that she wanted to break up with Millard. She was moving his belongings out of the apartment on Sept. 13, 2012, when she and Millard got into an argument that turned physical.

      She says he choked her into unconsciousness.

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