LOGAN — A judge has ordered Andrew Lesky to face three new felony charges, alleging the former Idaho man lied while under oath during the two-and-a-half-week jury trial for assaulting his ex-girlfriend and her then boyfriend.
Lesky appeared in 1st District Court Monday morning for a preliminary hearing.
Prosecutors claimed Lesky told the jury that he didn’t purchase or have a gun when he confronted the victims in October 2014. They also charged the 45-year-old lied about when his relationship with the victim began.
During Monday’s hearing, state attorney Spencer Walsh showed video footage, first from the trial where Lesky apologized to the jury for lying about meeting the victim in 2012, when he was actually in prison at the time. The second video was from the defendant’s sentencing, where he told the court he should have never bought or brought a gun to the victim’s home on the night of the assault.
During the October trial, the victims described how Lesky approached them while they were outside their Logan apartment. He brandished the handgun and told the couple to go inside. When they refused, he pulled out a knife and attempted to stab the man, cutting his clothing. A jury of five women and three men found him guilty. He was later sentenced to prison.
Lesky still faces a list of other charges, including burglary, a second-degree felony, aggravated assault, damaging the jail and theft, all third-degree felonies and 17 misdemeanors.
During Monday’s preliminary hearing, Judge Brian Cannell said prosecutors had presented substantial evidence to show Lesky had lied. He set a one-day jury trial for May 24 and ordered the defendant back to court April 25, for a final pre-trial conference.
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