Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Lisa Nowak Learns Crime Does Not Pay As An Astronaut Falling From Grace Updated:8-29

The noose gets tighter! Look at the toll it has taken on this woman. The fall from grace can be ugly! When the police searched former astronaut Lisa Nowak 's car, they found bondage photos on a computer disk, British currency and pills.

The judge unsealed some of the documents in the Nowak's case which revealed that she is accused of trying to kidnap a rival in order to gain another space shuttle pilot's affections. Images on the disk depicted bondage scenes, according to the Orlando Police Department. (Images of a nude woman while others were drawings) Nearly $600, 410 British pounds and four brown paper towels with 69 orange pills were also discovered. ... Needless to say the Prosecution has a good case...
5-27-07 Update: Commander Bill Oefelein, the space shuttle pilot involved in the love triangle will leave NASA on June 1. The Navy expects to assign Oefelein to the Naval Network Warfare Command in Norfolk, Va., where he will work with satellite communications.
7-10-07 Update: Nowak told police that the purpose of her meeting Shipman was to tell her of her involvement with Commander Bill Oefelein. The Commander allegedly had a two-year relationship with Nowak which apparently ended some time after he started a relationship with Shipman. Shipman apparently did not know Nowak had been romantically involved with Oefelein. Nowak claimed she "wouldn't go beyond a certain point" while in the process of separating from her husband. Nowak had aspirations for a possible future with Oefelein. Nowak explained the basis for her belief: "He picked me up from the airport two weeks ago. I mean, I mean, you just don't do that for anybody." (Was Nowak planning to plead an insanity defense? Picking up someone at the airport does not necessarily imply plans for a long term relationship!)
8-29-07 update:
Former astronaut Lisa Nowak is pursuing a temporary insanity defense on charges that she assaulted and tried to kidnap a romantic rival, according to a court document released Tuesday.

Still looking bad...

Courtesy of AP

Lisa Nowak, looking older than her44 years, testified in an Orlando, Fla., court Friday. She plans to pursue an insanity defense to the assault charges. Nowak allegedly suffers from major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, insomnia and "brief psychotic disorder with marked stressors," according to her defense attorney Donald Lykkebak .

Nowak allegedly assaulted Colleen Shipman, the girlfriend of a former space shuttle pilot. Nowak had been seeing. Nowak was charged with attempted kidnapping, battery and burglary with assault and has pleaded not guilty. Friday, Nowak apologized to Shipman.


Viper said...

Wow, based on those pictures, crime does not pay!

Anonymous said...

California Surf Dude:

Narly photos. Speakin of unattractive, let's rap about our next prez.

A man died and went to Heaven. As he stood in front of the Pearly Gates, he saw a huge wall of clocks behind him. He asked, "What are all those clocks?"

St. Peter answered, "Those are Lie-Clocks. Everyone on earth has a Lie-Clock. Every time you lie the hands on your clock move."

"Oh", said the man. "Whose clock is that?"

"That's Mother Teresa's", replied St. Peter. "The hands have never moved, indicating that she never told a lie."

"Incredible", said the man. "And whose clock is that one?"

St. Peter responded, "That's Abraham Lincoln's clock.
The hands have moved twice, telling us that Abraham
told only two lies in his entire life."

"Where's Hilary's clock?" asked the man.

"Hilary's clock is in Jesus' office. He's using it as a ceiling fan."

Anonymous said...

Blonde Bombshell said:

It is not all about looks. Give it a rest. She is a criminal only after she is convicted.


Ron said...

I agree that it is not all about looks, but I think this gal is going to jail or a mental hospital for treatment. Sad to see the astronauts turn out like this. Maybe the Pubmeister will suggest NASA do better screening of the astronauts so we don't have this happen again.

Since Hillary is a popular topic, maybe she can also be worthy of a post and photo to further the debate on her campaign and future presidency?

Legal Pub said...

Ron is on point, she is jail bound. Unlike the Duke Lacross players who have had all charges dismissed.

As for Hillary, even though she attended law school with one of my partners, I am staying away from that one!

Anonymous said...

Lisa Nowak may have been experienced in adult diapers. What did adult diapers have to do with the murder of Dr. Kathryn Faughey in New York. There, the murder had adult diapers, womens clothing, knives, tape and rope.

Maybe the killer read about the Nowak story and got some ideas?

Legal Pub said...

I think astronauts are smarter then most folks, at least better educated. Diapers can be used to increase travel time or care for an elder adult. The former might have been important to Nowak and the latter to the doc's killer.

Anonymous said...

The fall from public grace is far and the landing very hard!

Anonymous said...

Bill the "big O" may also share in some of the blame for this...

Anonymous said...

Lisa unjustly took all the blame and it took two to tango!

Anonymous said...

Lisa and the Big O are just another couple of fallen stars on this earth.

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