Man arrested after allegedly choking girlfriend, killing two cats

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A Lawton man was charged with choking his girlfriend and killing her two cats Sunday afternoon.

Andrew Elkins was arrested and charged with domestic abuse by strangulation and cruelty to animals.

Police said a woman told officers when she came home she saw Elkins at the bottom of the stairs next to her two cats in a pool of blood.

The woman said when she confronted Elkins, he told her if she didn’t shut up she would  “end up like the cats.”

The woman said Elkins choked her for about two minutes and eventually she was able to leave and call authorities.

When Elkins was taken into custody, police said he told officers that he “blacked out.” 

Officers said Elkins also told them that he killed the cats because they ran across his face when he was lying down.

Information for this story was contributed by the Lawton Constitution.

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