Prosecutor weighing new trial of jockey Albarado


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Louisville prosecutor is weighing whether to once again prosecute Hall of Fame jockey Robby Albarado on a domestic assault charge.

The Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday declined to hear an appeal of a judge’s decision overturning a conviction of Albarado.

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Jefferson County Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Jessie Halladay told The Courier-Journal ( ) no decision has been made about how to handle the case.

Albarado was convicted in district court in 2012 of misdemeanor assault for allegedly manhandling a former girlfriend. He was fined $500. But the prosecutor told the jury that Albarado was still married when the two began dating.

A circuit court judge later overturned the conviction, finding that the prosecutor’s statements about his marital transgressions unduly prejudiced the jury against him.

Albarado’s attorney, Scott Barton, declined to comment.


Information from: The Courier-Journal,


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