A Harlem man who admitted strangling his dating partner on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge Brian Morris in Great Falls to 23 months in prison and two years of supervised release.
Allesandro Shalamar Foursouls, 27, pleaded guilty in December to assault resulting in substantial bodily injury to a dating partner.
The assault happened April 13, 2019, at Foursouls’ grandmother’s home, where he lived, according to court documents.
Foursouls and the victim were drinking alcohol when he became angry with something she said. He said to her, “I’ll kill you bitch,” and put his hands around her neck and squeezed until she lost consciousness.
The victim couldn’t escape until the next morning, when she went to the Indian Health Service emergency room, where she was treated for pain and injuries to her throat. She told medical staff that Foursouls had strangled her a day or two prior to her visit and that he also strangled her previously about a week earlier. The victim continued to experience pain from the assault and was treated again in May at Billings Clinic in Billings.
In August, law enforcement saw Foursouls and the victim together and the victim had a fresh black eye and bruising on her body. The victim told officers that Foursouls had assaulted her again a day or two prior.
Foursouls admitted to the FBI to squeezing the victim’s neck in the April assault.