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Woman on trial for slashing Di Caprio

A US judge ordered a woman to stand trial on a charge of slashing actor Leonardo DiCaprio's face with glass during a 2005 party.

Judge Edmund Willcox Clarke ordered Aretha Wilson to face one count of assault with a deadly weapon.

The charge includes an allegation that Wilson (40) caused great bodily injury.

The details and extent of Mr DiCaprio's injuries were not made public, although the judge, who reviewed photos of the injuries to the actor's ear and neck, said that it "would not be an injury that would be called trivial or moderate".

Mr DiCaprio did not attend the hearing.



Jailed

Wilson was returned to LA in the five-year-old case after waiving extradition from Canada. She pleaded not guilty and remains jailed in lieu of $150,000 (€118,000) bail.

Her lawyer said that he expected the trial to begin within 60 days.

Authorities said Wilson attacked Mr DiCaprio with a broken beer bottle, but a witness said it was a wine glass. The criminal complaint identifies the object only as glass.

If convicted, Wilson faces up to seven years in prison.

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