Aug 26, 2010 10:02 PM by Alison Haynes
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge ordered a woman to stand trial on a
charge of slashing Leonardo DiCaprio's face with glass during a
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Edmund Willcox Clarke ordered
Aretha Wilson to face one count of assault with a deadly weapon.
The charge includes an allegation that Wilson, 40, caused great
The details and extent of Caprio's injuries were not made
public, although the judge, who has reviewed photos of the injuries
to the actor's ear and neck, said Thursday that "this would not be
an injury that would be called trivial or moderate, in my view PH
Those photos also were not made public. DiCaprio did not attend
Wilson was returned to Los Angeles in the five-year-old case
after waiving extradition from Canada.
She has pleaded not guilty and remains jailed in lieu of
Wilson's attorney Freddy Sayegh said the ruling was not
unexpected and that Wilson has vehemently professed her innocence.
He said he expected to trial to begin within 60 days.
She is due back in court on Sept. 9.
Authorities have said Wilson attacked DiCaprio with a broken
beer bottle, but a witness called Thursday said it was a wine
glass. The criminal complaint identifies the object only as glass.
If convicted, Wilson faces up to seven years in state prison.