A New Haven teenager is being credited for stopping his mother's boyfriend from attacking her in her bedroom.
Police said just after 6 a.m., Giladado Maravilla-Rojas, 19, called 911 to report that his mother, Alfreda Rojas-Sanchez, was just attacked.
When police arrived at the Judith Terrace apartment, police said they found Rojas-Sanchez still in her bedroom with her attacker.
Rojas-Sanchez told police that she and her boyfriend, identified as Miguel Perez-Murante, had started to argue and that argument began to escalate.
Rojas-Sanchez then told officers that Perez-Murante, of New Haven, had strangled her.
Police said they saw red marks on her neck and it was beginning to swell, and immediately arrested Perez-Murante.
The officers said they learned that the argument had started because of jealousy.
Police said Perez-Murante told them his events of what took place, but that didn't match up with what Rojas-Sanchez told them.
During the investigation Maravilla-Rojas said he heard the commotion coming from his mother's bedroom and needed to kick down the door to get to her in order to stop the attack.
He said he pulled Perez-Murante from his mother and called 911.
Perez-Murante was charged with unlawful restraint and strangulation.
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