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Man accused of trying to strangle woman pleads to aggravated battery

An Emporia man charged with attempted murder had a  pretrial conference Friday in Lyon County District Court.
 
Lavatris Marques Roberson is accused of trying to strangle a woman on February 12. Roberson was originally charged with attempted murder in the second degree with an alternate count of aggravated battery; aggravated burglary, drug possession, criminal restraint and criminal damage.
 
Roberson plead not guilty last month after waiving his preliminary hearing. On Friday, he plead to aggravated burglary and aggravated battery. 
 
He will be sentenced July 6.