** Texas paramedic charged after allegedly trying to choke his wife
** Former New Hampshire paramedic sentenced to up to 36 years in prison for sexually assaulting two teenag girls
UNITED STATES NEWS
** A Texas paramedic from Laredo has been charged with assaulting his wife after police were called last week to a backyard domestic dispute. That is the word from The Laredo Morning Times (Cesar Rodriguez/October 25) which said Genaro Javier Garcia, 26, has also been tagged with family violence, assault of a family, household member by impeding breath or circulation, and interfering with an emergency call. According to the newspaper, the incident played out October 18th around 3:30 a.m. with Garcia allegedly trying to choke his wife. A drunk Garcia then broke his wife’s cell phone when she attempted to call 911. He then broke his home alarm’s panic button to prevent her from further seeking assistance. The assault apparently took place in front of the couple’s children. Garcia’s wife later tried to have the charges dropped because he is the family’s main breadwinner. Garcia has been placed on desk duties pending the outcome of the case.
** A former New Hampshire EMT from Tilton has been sentenced to up to 36 years behind bars for sexually assaulting two teenage girls. The Union Leader (Bea Lewis/October 25) said Charles Beckley, 54, told the judge he had no explanation for his actions. According to the newspaper, Beckley committed the acts between November 2016 and this past spring. Beckley, who has no prior criminal record, worked EMS for 30 years. One of the girls involved was 13-years-old. Along with the actual sexual assaults, Beckley also had nude images of the teens on his computer. Once released from prison, he will be a registered sex offender for life.