Bosnian Man Accused of Attempting to Strangle Pregnant Girlfriend is Deported

By Kevin Praik

April 25, 2019

ROCKLAND, Maine — Charges against a Bosnian man who had been living in Cushing and Hope, were dropped but could be reinstated if he returns to the United States of America.

The charges of aggravated assault and domestic violence assault against Milorad Stanivukovic, 34, were dismissed last week in the Knox County Court in Rockland. The dismissal came after he had been deported.

Stanivukovic was a resident alien from Bosnia.

Before being deported, Stanivukovic awaited trial on a charge that he tried to strangle his pregnant girlfriend. The woman was six months pregnant at the time.

Stanivukovic was arrested on February 11th.

The incidents occurred in April 2018, but the victim did not report the crimes at the time. The Knox County Sheriff’s Office began investigating after an affidavit requesting a protection from abuse order against Stanivukovic was granted in January.

The woman told police in a subsequent interview that he had thrown her on a bed and tried to strangle her as she pleaded for her life and that of their unborn baby, according to an affidavit filed by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office with the Knox County Court. The woman was six months pregnant at the time.

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