Friday, September 26, 2008
~arriving to testify
Ed Halverson is accused of attacking his wife with a cast iron skillet earlier this month. He has been charged with battery and attempted murder
Elizabeth Halverson testified for two hours before a grand jury, Tuesday.
Elizabeth Halverson spent more than two weeks at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center. Surgeons used more than 100 staples to repair the lacerations to her head.
She also underwent additional tests after doctors thought she was suffering from internal bleeding.
"I have headaches all the time," said Halverson.
Ironically, Halverson appeared in the same courthouse she left in July 2007 after she was suspended from the bench.
Halverson is awaiting a decision from the discipline commission, which heard allegations of mistreating her staff, falling asleep on the bench and improperly communicating with jurors.
The judge placed a bizarre call to 911 after the alleged attacked.
"Please, help. Please, help me now," she whispered in a panic. "He's beating me with a frying pan."
Rumors have been swirling since the incident that Elizabeth herself, inflicted the damage.
While asking 911 for help, she quite calmly talks to her husband. She tells him to clean up the blood on the floor and asks him to get ice for her battered, bloodied eye.
Ed Halverson sounds pretty solicitous of his wife on the 911 recording.
I don’t know what went on in that house – Ed may be dumb as dirt, but in the call, he seems confused and concerned - not on a murdering rampage. Sounds scripted to me!
kathlb says: At first I thought it sounded like she was on a cell phone for help and didn't want him to know hence the whispering when he left the area each time. But then when I heard him sounding surprised at her injuries and seeming to say "Who did this to you?" I was flabbergasted. It's a puzzle for sure. It'll be interesting to watch and see where this goes.
Listen to the 911 call and you decide.