...The woman watched quietly while the "not guilty" verdict was read... He must return Wednesday for a second trial...
- [FL] Davie Police Officer Getejanc accused of gun to pregnant new wife's head
- [FL] Officer Getejanc's alleged assaults and armed threats against both his pregnant wife and ex-girlfriend
By Susannah Bryan
April 28, 2010
After deliberating for 30 minutes, a jury on Tuesday acquitted a Davie police officer of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on his pregnant fiancee. Officer Vally Getejanc, 26, who was a no-show at his trial Tuesday, was accused of holding a gun to the woman's temple during an argument on Feb. 3, 2009. The two married 19 days later, but have since divorced. Tony Livoti, Getejanc's attorney, argued during the two-day trial that the ex-wife was lying about the gun. In closing arguments Tuesday, prosecutor Jeremy Apisdorf said Getejanc put his police-issued handgun to his fiancee's head and threatened to kill her during a heated argument. She did not report the incident that day because "she was trying to work things out," Apisdorf told the jury. "She didn't call police. She didn't want him to get in trouble. She was thinking about her life and her unborn child. She loved him." The woman watched quietly while the "not guilty" verdict was read. The Sun Sentinel is not identifying the woman at her request... He must return Wednesday for a second trial on a battery charge filed by the same woman... Broward Circuit Judge Geoffrey Cohen said he plans to issue a warrant for the officer's arrest if he skips court again on Wednesday. Livoti told the judge he had not heard from his client on Tuesday... [Full article here]
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