Starting July 1st, domestic violence victims will no longer need to show visible marks to prove a strangulation assault. Tennessee has gone further than most states to remove barriers in prosecuting strangulation.
Just a few years ago, strangling wasn’t even a felony in Tennessee if the victim survived. But many states have recently started taking the crime more seriously. Now, a new law makes Tennessee one of the first to lower the amount of evidence required in strangulation cases.