Amy Louise Getz

Amy Louise Getz

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A Missoula woman is charged with a felony after prosecutors say she attacked a 16-year-old girl who lived in her house.

Amy Louise Getz, 37, was booked into Missoula County jail on Thursday and faces a felony charge of aggravated assault.

According to a court affidavit filed in Getz’s case, police responded to her house in the 4200 block of Hermione Lane in Missoula after the 16-year-old reported the assault. The girl said she had been in her room when Getz “busted down her door” and kicked her out of the house. When the girl came back, Getz asked if she had the money she owed her for a vehicle. She allegedly replied that she would give Getz the money, but wanted her to stop being angry with the girl.

Getz allegedly responded “I’m not going to stop being mad at you, I hate you,” and began to destroy some of the girl's possessions. She then got on top of the girl, who had laid down on the bed, and began to strangle her, the affidavit said. The girl said Getz told her she wanted to kill her.

The police officer said the 16-year-old had bruising around her neck, and was coughing continually throughout her interview.

Getz made her initial appearance in Missoula County Justice Court on Friday, where Justice of the Peace Karen Orzech set her bail at $5,000. The judge allowed Getz to be screened for pretrial supervision.

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