Utah mom charged with choking teen at football game
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A Magna woman has been charged with second-degree felony aggravated assault for allegedly jumping into a brawl between a group of teenage girls after a football game in October and choking a 16-year-old girl.

According to charges filed in 3rd District Court on Monday, the 32-year-old's daughter was one of the girls involved in fight at Cyprus High School on Oct. 17.

Granite School District Spokesman Ben Horsley said the fight broke out after a football game between Cyprus and Hillcrest High School. Cyprus won 38 to 14. Unified Police Officers were on campus at the time and quickly broke up the fight, Horsley said.

The 16-year-old told investigators that after the game, she was attacked by a group of teenage girls. The 32-year-old woman then grabbed the girl by the throat and choked her until she couldn't breathe, prosecutors allege. The woman allegedly admitted to police that she held the girl down on the ground with her hands around her neck.

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