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Picabo Street to argue self-defense in domestic violence case
SALT LAKE CITY — A lawyer for Olympic gold-medalist skier Picabo Street said Thursday that she was defending herself during a December fight with her father and will demand a jury trial on domestic violence and assault charges.
Attorney Joe Wrona said that the ex-Olympian called 911 for help after her father attacked her, and she doesn't plan to strike a plea deal with prosecutors.
Picabo Street makes first court appearance on domestic violence charges after Olympic gold medalist allegedly threw her father, 76, down two flights of stairs
Picabo Street made her first appearance in a Salt Lake City, Utah courtroom on Tuesday
She is facing three counts of misdemeanor domestic violence in the presence of a child and one count of misdemeanor assault
Street allegedly threw her father Roland, 76, down two flights of stairs and locked him in a basement at her home on December 23 of last year
Her defense attorney Joe Wrona said she was defending herself from her combative 76-year-old father and expects to be cleared of the charges
Street had an illustrious skiing career highlighted by a gold medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan
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