Trial set for ex-UofA coach accused of assaulting an athlete
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A former University of Arizona assistant track and field coach is scheduled to go on trial this week in a Tucson court.
Craig Carter was arrested in May 2015 on domestic violence charges involving a female student-athlete.
He's accused of choking the woman and threatening her with a box cutter and is charged with aggravated assault and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Jury selection is set for Tuesday in Pima County Superior Court.
Prosecutors say if Carter is convicted on both charges, he could be facing a prison sentence of up to 23 years.
The trial has been rescheduled three times and Carter also rejected a plea deal.
The Arizona Daily Star reports Carter and the woman were in a years-long sexual relationship that only he maintains was consensual.
Information from: Arizona Daily Star, http://www.tucson.com