Utah man accused of assaulting, trying to kill teenage girlfriend
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Andrew Rice

By Joshua Ellis, KSTU

PROVO, Utah (KSTU) -- A man is accused of assaulting his teenage girlfriend and trying to kill her, according to court documents.

Andrew Rice, 19, was booked into jail Friday night on charges of assault, kidnapping and attempted murder, along with multiple drug-related charges, after police said he became intoxicated and accused his girlfriend of cheating on him before choking her and saying he would kill her.

The victim, a 17-year-old girl, told police she was also intoxicated at the time and went to get a glass of water when Rice began grabbing at her and throwing her around the kitchen.

Police said Rice then followed the girl into the backyard and pulled her as she was climbing the fence, but she escaped and ran to leave through the front door.

Rice reportedly told her, ā€œIā€™m going to kill you,ā€ before shoving the victim down the stairs from the front door, knocking her unconscious.

Police said Rice began choking the victim after she regained consciousness, knocking her unconscious again.

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