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Picabo Street trial scheduled for April

Posted at 2:46 PM, Feb 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-16 19:09:50-05

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) --  Ex-Olympian Picabo Street is headed for an April trial on misdemeanor domestic violence charges in Utah -- after her lawyer pushed for a quick day in court that he says will exonerate the gold-medal skier.

Attorney Joe Wrona asked Tuesday that Street be tried by a judge rather than a jury, so the case could be heard more quickly.

He says Street cares for her elderly parents and was defending herself from her combative father when she pushed the 76-year-old man down stairs and locked him in a basement.

Prosecutors, though, say Street was the aggressor in the Dec. 23 fight that left Roland Street with cuts to his neck and elbow.

Prosecutor Robert Hilder says Street turned down a plea deal that would have wiped her record clean if she met certain conditions.

Picabo Street attended the hearing but did not speak.