The events took place Sunday night at Albertville, in Savoie.
Under the influence of alcohol, a couple started to quarrel violently.
A man, 34-year-old has slapped his girlfriend and then he started to strangle him before hitting him in a sudden table. One of the couple’s children, witnessing the scene, was terrified.
The suspect was arrested and placed in police custody. Already known by police for a similar offence, he was presented to the public prosecutor and released under judicial control.
It will soon be judged by the Correctional Court.