Sutherland man due in court for allegedly trying to kill wife

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. -- A Sutherland man is scheduled for a hearing after he allegedly attempted to kill his wife.

33-year-old Leopoldo Balderrama-Munoz is currently in the Lincoln County Jail, where he awaits a Thursday morning court hearing.

According to court documents, Munoz was arrested after his wife went to an emergency room reporting abuse, along with bruises and marks on her body. She said the couple was arguing over money when he left, but later returned to drag her to the garage. There, she says, he strung her up with a noose around her neck, bound her and beat her.

She said after she eventually escaped that situation, he followed her to their home in Sutherland where the abuse allegedly continued in front of their two young children.

Munoz faces multiple charges.

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