Ex-astronaut gets 1-year probation in attack

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A former astronaut has been sentenced to one-year probation after pleading guilty to attacking a romantic rival.

Lisa Nowak, a Navy captain, pleaded guilty to felony burglary of a car and misdemeanor battery to avoid a trial scheduled next month. She had originally been charged with two felonies, attempted kidnapping and burglary, and misdemeanor battery.

Nowak, 46, confronted Colleen Shipman in the parking lot of Orlando International Airport in February 2007 after driving from Houston. Shipman had begun dating Nowak's love interest, former space shuttle pilot Bill Oefelein.


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