A New York Democratic state senator turned himself in to police on Monday amid allegations that he choked his wife during an argument.
NEW: NYC Democrat Luis Sepulveda, a close ally of @NYCMayor who is still featured on @BernieSanders campaign website, turned himself in today for strangling his wife. https://t.co/F2zO64yffh pic.twitter.com/QfcBzkkX3S
— Brent Scher (@BrentScher) January 12, 2021
Luis Sepúlveda was accused of choking his wife in a January 9 fight and was charged with criminal obstruction of breathing, according to The Washington Free Beacon.
Sepúlveda was featured on Senator Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign website as a candidate to support and was the first member of the New York State Assembly to endorse future New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio in 2013 mayoral primary.
“Sepulveda’s close relationship with de Blasio has continued since the first endorsement — the pair have fundraised together, and de Blasio was a featured speaker at the 2018 election night party for Sepúlveda when he was