ABILENE, Texas -

An Abilene man is charged with injury to a child for allegedly choking a 12-year-old.

According to police, 40-year-old James Munoz was intoxicated at his home on Vine Street Saturday night when he became angry at the victim and the victim's parent. 

Officers say Munoz eventually attacked the child. The victim was unable to breath during the attack and officers said the child could not stop coughing.

Munoz is charged with third degree felony injury to a child.