Milford woman gets 3 years of probation in perjury case involving protection order

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YORK, Nebraska — A 32-year-old Milford woman has been given three years of probation and some jail time in a perjury case.

The York News-Times says (http://bit.ly/1kGLRoY ) Betsy Smith was sentenced for attempted perjury. She'd pleaded no contest to the charge after prosecutors lowered it. Smith also was sentenced to 150 days in jail, which can be waived if Smith complies with probation conditions.

Prosecutors say Smith had sought a protection order against a York man, saying he was going to slit her throat. The order was granted and remained in place for a year. She later acknowledged under oath that the man had never threatened to hurt her.

Prosecutors also say Smith lied in a deposition for a criminal case and provided police with false information so they'd start a criminal investigation.


Information from: York News-Times, http://www.yorknewstimes.com

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