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Greitens Expected To Seek Early Trial


    Missouri Governor Eric Greitens hopes to get a criminal trial quickly behind him.
    At a hearing Monday, attorneys for the Republican governor told Judge Rex Burlison they expect to request an earlier trial date and bench trial. The circuit attorney's office opposes both notions.
    Greitens was indicted last month on a charge of felony fourth-degree invasion of privacy for allegedly taking an unauthorized photo of a woman with whom he was having an affair in 2015, before he was elected. Greitens has admitted to the affair but denied criminal wrongdoing.
    The case is scheduled for a jury trial starting May 14.
    But the governor is expected to ask a judge to move up his criminal trial to April 3, more than a month earlier than scheduled.
    Defense attorney Edward L. Dowd Jr. says the request for an earlier trial date is anticipated but hasn't been formally filed. Dowd says Greitens is entitled to have his case heard quickly.    



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