New developments in Nowak case

August 14, 2009 4:31:58 PM PDT
We have an update on the case against former NASA Astronaut Lisa Nowak. Her attorneys now want the most serious charges against her thrown out. Nowak is accused of driving from Clear Lake to Orlando back in 2007, and attacking Air Force Captain Colleen Shipman, a woman she considered to be her romantic rival.

Shipman said Nowak sprayed her with pepper spray during the attack. However, sworn statements filed this week from two paramedics contradict shipment's statement to police. The Orlando paramedics who responded to Shipman's call for help say she denied being sprayed with pepper spray or having any medical problems at all.

Based on these statements, Nowak's team wants the most serious charge against her, attempted kidnapping, thrown out. She's also charged with burglary and battery with assault.

Nowak has pleaded not guilty to all charges. She is set to go on trial in December in Florida. Nowak was fired by NASA and is currently on duty at the Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi.

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