A man pleaded guilty to choking his girlfriend in march during a hearing in Natrona County District Court on Wednesday.

"I snapped," Terry Jackson told Judge Daniel Forgey during his change of plea hearing.

"I feel bad for what I did," Jackson added.

The case began when police responded to a residence on Elma about a fight in a parking lot on March 1, according to court records.

Jackson and his girlfriend had been fighting. At one point, she opened a car door that hit and angered him. He pushed her head against the car door frame, wrapped his arms around her with his left arm around her throat, and told her he would kill her.

After the plea, his attorney Kurt Infanger told Forgey that Jackson's girlfriend asked that the "no contact" order imposed on Jackson be lifted. The two have a child together and she needs the financial assistance, Infanger said. Jackson is in an anger management program, he added.

Assistant District Attorney Mike Schafer responded that Jackson's anger management issues have yet to be resolved, and the "no contact" order should remain in place.

Forgey agreed, saying lifting the order now would be premature, but it could be reconsidered.

The judge ordered a pre-sentence investigation and a sentencing date will be set later.

Jackson is free on $15,000 bond.