- Associated Press - Monday, March 26, 2018

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Latest on allegations against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local):

4:45 p.m.

A Missouri judge has rejected a request to dismiss an indictment charging Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens with felony invasion of privacy for allegedly taking and transmitting a nonconsensual photo of a partially nude woman.

The decision Monday by St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison was one of three that went against the Republican governor. The judge also denied Greitens‘ request to have him decide the case instead of a jury and refused to disqualify a special assistant prosecutor.

Greitens is scheduled to go to trial May 14.

He has acknowledged have an extramarital affair with his hairdresser in 2015 as he was preparing to run for governor but has not directly answered questions about whether he took a photo of her and has denied any criminal wrongdoing.


11:10 a.m.

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens‘ request that a judge, not a jury, determine his fate in a criminal case has been rejected.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Circuit Judge Rex Burlison denied the request for a bench trial after a hearing Monday. Greitens was indicted in February on felony fourth-degree invasion of privacy for allegedly taking an unauthorized partially-nude photo of a woman with whom he was having an affair in 2015, before he was elected. Greitens has admitted to the affair but denied criminal wrongdoing, accusing Democratic Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner of a politically motivated investigation.

Greitens‘ attorneys had sought the bench trial citing the high amount of publicity the case has received, but the prosecution objected. Greitens‘ trial is set for May 14.


Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com

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