Thursday, January 15, 2009
District Judge David Barker sentenced Ed Halverson to three to ten years in jail for domestic battery with a deadly weapon. Halverson took an Alford plea on Oct. 24, avoiding a trial when he pleaded guilty to the one count after he attacked Judge Halverson with a frying pan on Sept. 4. Attempted murder charges against him were in the end, dropped.
Former Judge Elizabeth Halverson was also in court Wednesday to testify against her estranged husband. She believes he should be locked up for much longer. Testifying through tears, she said that the attack could have killed her.
Ed Halverson spoke briefly in court, saying he was not at fault.
"If she hadn't pulled a knife on me, I wouldn't have clocked her."
Elizabeth Halverson told KVBC: "No justice for victims, especially for those who live with their abusers," says Elizabeth Halverson. "If a stranger came in, would they be giving him domestic violence? I don't think so."
"With everything that happened, what I had left was my brain and my ability to go back and work as an attorney and produce stuff. And with this brain injury, I can't go back and do that right now."