Prosecutors ask judge to allow more evidence for man accused of attempted murder

Andrew Lesky, 43, arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated assault, a third-degree felony and two felony counts of possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person.

LOGAN — Prosecutors are asking a judge to allow additional evidence, in the case of a 43-year-old former Idaho man charged with attempted aggravated murder and aggravated kidnapping.

Andrew Lesky sat next to his public defender in 1st District Court Thursday afternoon as state attorney Spencer Walsh asked the judge to allow details of the defendant’s alleged relationship with the victim to be permissible.

Lesky was arrested in October 2014, after reportedly trying to shoot his ex-girlfriend outside her apartment. It is also alleged he threatened her and another man with a handgun and a knife. He’s being held in the Cache County Jail on a $750,000 bail.

Walsh told Judge Brian Cannell the state wished to provide evidence of how Lesky reportedly stalked and harassed the victim and her new boyfriend, prior to his arrest. He also supposedly made verbal and physical threats in the months between March and October.

In September 2014, Lesky reportedly choked the victim during an argument, while the she was being treated at the Cache Valley Hospital.

Walsh said the evidence showed how Lesky’s jealousy, led to him attempting to shoot the victim and kidnap her new boyfriend.

Defense attorney Shannon Demler argued the additional evidence would prejudice a jury and deny Lesky a fair trial

Judge Cannell said he would take both arguments under advisement and issue a ruling shortly.

Lesky faces a total of nine felonies and 17 misdemeanors. A three-week jury trial has been scheduled for June.

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