ORLANDO, Fla. -- Lawyers for a former astronaut accused of
driving 1,000 miles to confront a romantic rival are asking a judge
to toss one of three criminal charges she faces.
The charge is called "burglary with an assault or battery with
Lisa Nowak's attorneys say it isn't applicable because the
pepper spray she allegedly wielded isn't a dangerous weapon and
didn't touch her alleged victim.
Nowak was not expected in court in Orlando, Fla., for a hearing
Authorities allege she drove from Houston to Orlando in February
2007 to confront Colleen Shipman, who had begun dating Nowak's love
interest, former space shuttle pilot Bill Oefelein.
The trial is set for Dec. 7. The other charges against Nowak are
attempted kidnapping and battery with assault.
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