Man pleads no-contest to choking infant at Kansas Walmart

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) – A New Jersey man will be sentenced next month for choking a 4-month-old child at a Walmart in Overland Park.

Fifty-four-year-old Oleh Zhownirovych , of Clifton, New Jersey, pleaded no contest Thursday to aggravated battery and intentional harm and battery. An aggravated kidnapping charge was dropped.

In October, authorities said Zhownirovych walked up to Monquisha Hill in a checkout line and started choking her daughter, who was in the shopping cart.

He stopped when the mother started screaming. People in the store came to help and held him until police arrived.

Hill didn’t know the man and a motive for his actions was unclear.

The baby wasn’t injured.

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