Channelview man charged in death of woman he claims was due to ‘erotic asphyxiation’

Jaaron Thomas, 27/ (Houston Police Department)

CHANNELVIEW, Texas – A man has been accused of strangling a woman in what he claims happened during a sex act Tuesday morning in Channelview, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

Jaaron Thomas, 27, has been charged with manslaughter.

Deputies responded to a medical emergency at 2:20 a.m. at a residence, located in the 800 block of Ashland Boulevard, where they found a woman unresponsive. She was taken by ambulance to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead, according to HCSO.

Thomas told deputies that he and the woman were engaged in a sex act described as “erotic asphyxiation” when she stopped breathing.

According to court documents, Thomas caused the death of his girlfriend by “applying pressure to the neck and throat of (the victim) with his hands and impeding her breath.”

Family members of the victim contacted KPRC 2 and said that Thomas’ claims were not true and that she was, in no way, his girlfriend.

The family says the two were just friends and they do not believe she was engaged in any willing sex act with the suspect.

Some say that Thomas created the “false narrative” as an alibi for his wrongdoing.

Thomas was arrested and booked into the Harris County Jail.

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