Astronaut Arrested

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- A former astronaut charged with confronting
a romantic rival is asking a judge to bar prosecutors from
introducing a slew of evidence at her trial.

Lisa Nowak's attorney filed a motion Wednesday asking that
prosecutors be barred from introducing a BB gun, steel mallet,
folding knife, tubing, garbage bags, $600 in cash, latex gloves and
diapers.

Those items were found in a trash can near where Nowak was
arrested and also in her car. Nowak's attorney says those items are
irrelevant to the case since they aren't linked to the crimes the
former astronaut faces.

Nowak is accused of confronting Colleen Shipman in a Florida
airport parking lot two years ago.

Shipman had begun dating Nowak's love interest, former space shuttle pilot Bill Oefelein.

Nowak is set to go on trial Dec. 7 on charges of attempted kidnapping, burglary and battery with assault.


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