A 42-year-old man from Whitecourt, Alta., faces charges including attempted murder after a woman was beaten and choked, RCMP said Wednesday.

The victim, 41, was repeatedly struck in the face and head, choked to the point of losing consciousness and subjected to death threats, police said.

The suspect is charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and unlawful confinement. He will appear in provincial court Jan. 12, 2010.