Hearing Delayed for Husband of Suspended Las Vegas Judge

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A court hearing for the husband of suspended Clark County District Judge Elizabeth Halverson has been postponed after a justice of the peace assigned his attempted murder case cited a conflict and recused herself.

The hearing for 49-year-old Edward Halverson was rescheduled for
Wednesday.

He faces attempted murder and battery charges after police found his wife, Judge Elizabeth Halverson, severely beaten at the couple's home Thursday night.

She remains hospitalized and told police her husband beat her with a frying pan.

Elizabeth Halverson was suspended from the bench in July 2007, six months after being sworn in.

The Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline filed 14 formal charges and declared that she posed a threat the public or the administration of justice.

Halverson recently lost a primary bid for re-election and has been awaiting a decision from the commission on whether to sanction
her or permanently bar her from the bench.

She has received her $130,000 annual salary while on suspension.

Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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