Jerquias Sheray Mathis, 29 of Decatur, was arrested this week after reports said strangled a 28 year-old woman to death in front of three children.

Police said that Mathis placed his hands around the victim’s neck before repeatedly hitting her on her leg.

The altercation occurred in front of the victim’s child as well as other others.

Mathis and the victim had been living together before the incident occurred.

Mathis is charged with aggravated assault, battery and three counts of 3rd degree cruelty to children.