- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 14, 2014

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A federal judge in Las Vegas has dismissed a misdemeanor violence charge against a Phoenix woman who pleaded guilty to trespassing after a shoe was thrown at former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported (https://bit.ly/1nlcNMd) Tuesday that U.S. District Magistrate Judge George Foley Jr. accepted a prosecution request to dismiss the violence charge against 36-year-old Alison Michelle Ernst and scheduled a Thursday hearing on her release from custody.

Foley says he wants the defendant to be freed pending sentencing on the misdemeanor trespassing count.

Ernst could face up to six months in prison but has already been in custody since shortly after the April 10 incident in which a soccer shoe missed Clinton on stage at the Mandalay Bay resort.

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