PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The Latest on domestic violence charges against Olympic gold-metal skier Picabo Street (all times local):
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Ex-Olympian Picabo Street is headed for a May 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
This story has been corrected to show the trial has been scheduled for May, not April.
Olympic gold-medalist skier Picabo Street is set to appear in court Tuesday on domestic violence and assault charges.
Prosecutors say Street threw her 76-year-old father down the stairs and locked him in the basement during a fight at her home near Park City. But her lawyer says she was defending herself during the Dec. 23 incident.
Attorney Joe Wrona has said he will demand a jury trial in the misdemeanor case.
Street called 911 and told dispatchers her father attacked her, but prosecutors have said she was the primary aggressor.
Her father Roland Street told police his daughter started yelling after he hit her house while trying to drive away in snowy weather. He has not been charged.
The 44-year-old Picabo Street won a gold medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics in the women's super-G.