Saturday, June 30, 2007

Astronut's Lawyer: No Diapers Involved

So I figure the psycho at least avoided that awful chafing and rash.

Ex-astronaut didn't wear diaper, lawyer says
Former astronaut Lisa Marie Nowak didn't wear diapers during her 950-mile road trip to confront a romantic rival, her lawyer said Friday, disputing one of the more bizarre details to emerge from the case.

"The biggest lie in this preposterous tale that has been told is that my client drove from Houston, Texas, to Orlando, Fla., nonstop, wearing a diaper," Donald Lykkebak said after filing motions to suppress evidence in Nowak's criminal case.

The tidbit about diapers was in the police report filed after Nowak's arrest in February.

Nowak was asked "why she had baby diapers," according to the charging affidavit by Officer William "Chris" Becton. "Mrs. Nowak said that she didn't want to stop and use the restroom."

There were diapers in her car when she was arrested, but they were toddler-size, Lykkebak said. They were leftover from 2005 when Nowak, a mother of three, and her family evacuated during Hurricane Rita, he said.

The diaper detail became fodder for late-night TV comics and talk radio. "It jeopardizes our ability to have a fair trial when the accused is the butt of jokes," Lykkebak said.

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