Love triangle ex-astronaut Lisa Nowak to consider plea deal

11:38 AM, Nov 10, 2009   |    comments
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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Former astronaut Lisa Nowak will consider the possibility of a plea deal during a courtroom appearance in Orlando.

Discussion during a pretrial hearing Tuesday will focus on whether Nowak accepts or rejects a plea offer from prosecutors.

A spokeswoman for prosecutors in Orlando says she can't discuss the terms of the plea proposal.

Nowak is accused of attacking 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 faces charges of attempted kidnapping, burglary and battery with assault. The trial is set for next month.

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