Saturday, September 6, 2008
Thursday night, Edward Halverson, was arrested and accused of beating the judge with a frying pan.
Halverson had suffered severe injuries to her face, chest and upper arms. "It looks like she had been beat pretty bad," one police officer said. Police also say the injuries are not life threatening.
"Evil Ed", as nicknamed by his wife, was booked on charges of attempted murder and battery with a deadly weapon and battery with substantial bodily harm.
The motorized scooter Elizabeth Halverson uses sat in the driveway at the house early Friday morning. A bloody towel was left on the scooter's seat.
Michael Schwartz, Halverson's attorney in the disciplinary complaint hearings, said he was stunned to hear that Edward Halverson was being charged with attempted murder.
"I am absolutely bewildered," he said. "I have no reason to believe anything like this would occur."
Meanwhile, In Session’s, Beth Karas reports: Yesterday, attorneys on both sides received a 1,900-page transcript of the two-week hearing. They have until September 18 to submit written closing arguments. The Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline is expected to decide the matter sometime after receiving the closing arguments.
Las Vegas Review-Journal
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