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Climate change expert Aaron Doering is charged with the suffocation of his fiancee

Aaron Doering was charged with two felony counts of domestic assault by strangulation.
(Hennepin County Jail )

A well-known climate change expert and professor at the University of Minnesota stifled and brutal violence, his fiancée, who told the police she fears he will kill her, according to a criminal complaint.

Aaron Herbert Doering, a 47-year-old tenured professor and director of the American university of Learning Technologies Media Lab, was charged Thursday with two felony counts of domestic assault by strangulation in Hennepin County District Court, the Star Tribune reports.

Doering, who also serves as a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society and regularly appears on the media to discuss climate change, sustainability and related topics had to be separated from his fiance by responding officers when they came to the few apartment in Minneapolis, according to a criminal complaint obtained by the newspaper.

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The woman, who had bruises on her neck and red blotches on her forehead, told the police Doering had dragged her through the house by her hair for her again and choking her to the point that she thought she would lose consciousness, the complaint shows.

“The victim is of the opinion [Doering] will kill her if he returns to his apartment,” according to the court document.

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