Ex-Astronaut Faces Romantic Rival in Court

Nowak's alleged victim says she's still afraid
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 24, 2007 4:37 PM CDT

(Newser) – The Air Force captain who was allegedly stalked and attacked by Lisa Nowak testified today she is still afraid of the ex-astronaut. At a pretrial hearing in Orlando, Colleen Shipman told the court she would feel more comfortable if Nowak continues wearing an ankle monitor that tracks her location, the Sentinel reports, in case Nowak tries to come near her.

The bulk of today’s hearing focused on Nowak’s arrest. A police detective said diapers in Nowak’s car made him “fear we were missing a child,” but Nowak told him she wore them to avoid making “any unnecessary stops.” William Becton also said he found a knife and maps in Nowak’s car, items her lawyer says were seized without a warrant.