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Astronaut Arrested

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A judge in Florida has ruled that a NASA astronaut accused of trying to kidnap a romantic rival for a space shuttle pilot's affections can be released if she posts $25,000 bond.

Lisa Nowak was charged this afternoon with attempted first-degree murder and has been told to wear a tracking device and not to contact her alleged victim.

Police said in an arrest affidavit that there was a "well-founded fear" that Nowak was going to kill the woman after they found a steel mallet, knife, rubber tubing and large garbage bags in her possession when she was arrested her early yesterday.

Police believe Nowak was in a love triangle with a fellow astronaut. She could face between 30 years and life in prison if she's convicted of attempted murder.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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