Husband of suspended Las Vegas judge jailed

LAS VEGAS " Authorities say the husband of suspended Nevada state Judge Elizabeth Halverson has been jailed on attempted murder and domestic violence charges after an incident at their home in Las Vegas.

Clark County jail records show 49-year-old Edward Halverson was being held Friday pending a court appearance on felony attempted murder, battery with a deadly weapon and battery with substantial bodily harm charges.

Police aren't releasing any information about his arrest just before 11 p.m. Thursday, and they're not saying anything about who was injured.

Elizabeth Halverson was suspenced in July 2007 and recently lost a primary bid for re-election.

She's been awaiting a decision from the Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline about whether she'll be permanently barred from the bench.

The disciplinary panel wrapped up two weeks of hearings last month on allegations that Halverson slept on the bench and belittled her bailiff.


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