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Friday, April 30, 2010

[FL] Officer Getejanc abscounds to Rome to avoid domestic violence assault and battery trial

...[Davie police officer] Vally Getejanc, a rookie with the Davie Police Department, flew into a Rome airport Tuesday to avoid two separate trials on assault and battery charges, said agency spokeswoman Dani Moschella. "We'll work with our federal investigators to continue to investigate until he is apprehended"... Getejanc was arrested on Feb. 27, 2009, after his newlywed wife accused him of holding a gun to her head...

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WARRANT ISSUED FOR DAVIE OFFICER WHO SKIPS SECOND TRIAL: He was acquitted of assault in first trial Tuesday
April 29, 2010|By Susannah Bryan, Sun Sentinel
A Davie police officer who failed to show up as a defendant in two separate trials two days in a row is now a fugitive, his lawyer confirmed Wednesday. Tony Livoti, who represents Vally Getejanc, said he has not heard from his client since Monday. Livoti said he left messages for Getejanc and his parents, with whom he lives, but his calls were not returned. On Tuesday, a jury acquitted Getejanc, 26, of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on his then-fiancee, who was pregnant at the time... Broward Circuit Judge Geoffrey Cohen said he expected the officer in court for the second trial on Wednesday, and when he didn't appear, issued an arrest warrant... Getejanc was arrested on Feb. 27, 2009, after his newlywed wife accused him of holding a gun to her head during an argument on Feb. 3, 2009, before they were married. The two married 19 days later, but have since divorced. In closing arguments Tuesday, prosecutor Jeremy Apisdorf said Getejanc put his police-issued handgun to his fiancee's head on Feb. 3 and threatened to kill her. She did not report the incident that day because "she was trying to work things out," Apisdorf told the jury. "She was thinking about her life and her unborn child. She loved him"... He still could be sentenced to a maximum 15 years in prison if he is found guilty of aggravated battery on the same woman in the second trial. The trial can't start until Getejanc is found... The second aggravated battery charge stemmed from their Feb. 27 argument... [Full article here]

FUGITIVE DAVIE POLICE OFFICER FIRED AFTER FLEEING TO ITALY: Vally Getejanc flew to Rome to avoid trials on assault, battery charges; he was acquitted
By Susannah Bryan
April 30, 2010
The Davie police officer declared a fugitive after skipping court two days in a row has fled the country, a Broward Sheriff's Office spokeswoman said. Vally Getejanc, a rookie with the Davie Police Department, flew into a Rome airport Tuesday to avoid two separate trials on assault and battery charges, said agency spokeswoman Dani Moschella. "We'll work with our federal investigators to continue to investigate until he is apprehended," she said. The Davie Police Department fired Getejanc on Thursday, said Sgt. Robert Choquette... When Getejanc did not come to court Wednesday for the start of a second trial on aggravated battery charges involving the same woman, Broward Circuit Judge Geoffrey Cohen issued an arrest warrant... [Full article here]
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