A four to six year prison sentence was handed down for a Taunton man who brutally assaulted his wife in the presence of their two year-old child.

Gregg Miliote, Director of Communications for the Bristol County District Attorney's Office, says that on Thursday 31-year-old Jeremy Murray pleaded guilty in Fall River Superior Court to an indictment charging him with strangulation, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, reckless endangerment of a child, and assault.

The incident took place on August 2, 2015 when Murray stormed out of their apartment after an argument only to return intoxicated at 4 a.m. and begin another argument and struck her in the legs.

His wife walked out of the apartment and down the stairs with their two-year-old child in her arms at which point Murray came out and pulled her back up the stairs while banging her head off the wall.

Once they were back in the apartment Murray dragged her to the kitchen and banged her head repeatedly off a windowsill, hit her, kicked her and strangled her---all while the child was still in her arms.

His wife was eventually able to flee to her sister’s house down the street.

Following his release must also serve three years of supervised probation, which includes no contact with the victim and mandates the completion of a domestic batterers program.