Lawyers Work on Juror Questions in Snowball Trial

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Breckenridge, Colo. (AP) The prosecution and defense have Begun hammering out questions for potential jurors in the trial of an Australian man charged with assault -- for hitting a woman with a snowball.

Authorities say 21-year-old Andrew Thistleton hit Michelle Oehlert with the snowball at the Copper Mountain ski resort on February 4th.

He was working there at the time.

Oehlert told police the hit was painful because she had an injury from a car accident, and said Thistleton and two other people were taunting her.

Thistleton faces misdemeanor charges of harassment and third-degree assault.

He pleaded not guilty in July and has flown back to Colorado for the trial.

Police said Thistleton told them he threw the snowball and wanted to apologize, but he denied saying anything offensive to Oehlert.

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