Lawyers close to agreement

Man accused of attempted murder

The lawyer for a Craig man charged with attempted murder is close to working out a deal with prosecutors, she said Wednesday.

Kevin Alexander Christopher, 21, of Craig, is accused of choking his girlfriend until she passed out and punching her during a fight at the couple's home in January.

Christopher appeared in 14th Judicial District Court in Craig on Wednesday for a plea hearing.

Christopher's lawyer, public defender Sheryl Uhlmann, asked Chief Judge Michael O'Hara for a continuance in the case.

Uhlmann said she has an agreement with prosecutors about what charges Christopher will plead to but that the lawyers are working out what the sentence will be.

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Deputy District Attorney Michael Stern said he would like additional time to talk to Christopher's accuser about the deal before agreeing to it.

O'Hara continued the case until May 23. He told Christopher to accept a deal at the next hearing or plead not guilty and set the case for trial.

Christopher spent more than a month in jail before posting $5,000 bail and being released in March.

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