SKOWHEGAN, Maine — A high school music teacher charged with threatening to kill his girlfriend and choking her until she passed out has been freed on $10,000 bail.
Andrew Maderios of Pittsfield made his initial court appearance this week to face eight charges, including three felony counts of aggravated assault. He did not enter a plea.
Prosecutors say given the seriousness of the case, they asked for $25,000 bail.
The 28-year-old Maderios has been placed on leave from his job at Nokomis Regional High School in Newport pending the outcome.