Ex-Astronaut Pleads to Lesser Crimes, Sentenced to Probation
Astronaut Lisa Nowak pleaded guilty to reduced charges today and was sentenced to two days in jail, already served, and a year probation.
Before a packed courtroom 1:30 p.m., Lisa Marie Nowak, 46, pleaded guilty to counts of third-degree burglary of a conveyance and misdemeanor battery. She was originally charged with more-serious counts of attempted kidnapping and burglary with assault in addition to misdemeanor battery. Prosecutors dropped a count of attempted kidnapping.
It looks like the Judge withheld adjudication, which means she won't permanently have a felony conviction provided she successfully completes her probation. Why the great deal? Perhaps because the defense successfully moved to suppress the search of her car and her statements. And no, she wasn't intending to wear the diapers. [More...]
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