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Janesville Vikings fan allegedly strangles family member over football team teasing

JANESVILLE (WKOW) -- A Janesville, Wisconsin man is accused of attacking a woman authorities say teased him about the Vikings losing to the Packers on Monday Night Football.

Mark E. Mueller, 56, is out on signature bond for charges of felony strangulation and suffocation, and misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct, according to online court records.

A criminal complaint says Mueller got angry as his family member, a woman, teased him about being a Minnesota Vikings fan at his Rosewood Drive home.

The woman allegedly tried to calm him down but Mueller put his hands around her neck and choked her.

Mueller told the woman he would kill her, the complaint said. The woman slapped Mueller to get away but in response, he allegedly punched her in the jaw.

The woman met police at Mercy Hospital and told them this was not the first time Mueller had strangled her, according to the complaint. She also said he threatened to kill her and mutilate her body in the past, authorities said.

As a condition of his bond, Court Commissioner Stephen Meyer ordered Mueller to have no contact with the family member.

Amber Meyer

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