Metro Briefs

BY DI STAFF | FEBRUARY 26, 2009 7:37 AM

Everson wants trial rescheduled

The attorney for a former Hawkeye football player accused of sexual abuse filed a motion to reschedule his trial.

The state did not resist the request to push back the April 20 trial for 19-year-old Cedric Everson. Iowa City attorney Leon Spies filed the motion on Wednesday.

In the motion, Spies wrote Everson’s trial must occur before the trial of his former co-defendant, Abe Satterfield, also a former football player. Satterfield, 20, is set to testify at Everson’s trial, and Spies contends the order of the trials will affect the testimony.

Satterfield’s trial was set for March 30, but the court is in the process of rescheduling it.

Police reported Satterfield sexually abused a former UI athlete in Hillcrest in October 2007 before allowing Everson to have sexual intercourse with her as well.

Everson is charged with second-degree sexual abuse. If convicted, he faces a mandatory sentence of 25 years in prison.

— by Olivia Moran

Woman charged in stabbing

An Iowa City woman was charged Jan. 6 in connection with a Nov. 14, 2008 stabbing.

Crystal Hawkins, 23, 2254 S. Riverside Drive Apt. 25, was charged with willful injury causing serious injury.

According to Iowa City police, the alleged victim told officers Hawkins was intoxicated when she began cutting her own arms.

When he tried to stop her, she said she wanted to kill him and “cut his guts up,” police reports said.

The alleged victim was able to get the knife from Hawkins, but she picked up another knife and stabbed him in the left arm and stomach, authorities said.

Hawkins told officers at the scene she was holding the knife and the victim fell into it, police said.

Police reports show the alleged victim’s injuries required several surgeries and extended hospital stays, rendering him unable to work for several months.

Willful injury causing serious injury is a Class C felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000.

— by Regina Zilbermints

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