Woman guilty of assault, gun at lawsuit mediation

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Associated Press

Posted on March 1, 2013 at 3:01 PM

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A 54-year-old Kentucky woman who prosecutors said pulled a gun on a Montana attorney during mediation in a lawsuit has been found guilty of misdemeanor assault with a weapon.

She paid a $575 fine and was released after spending more than 10 months in jail on $1 million bail.

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/Xfkbd2 ) Mary Ann McCulley was initially charged with a felony, but jurors on Thursday found her guilty of a misdemeanor, which carries a maximum six-month jail sentence.

Prosecutors alleged McCulley was in Bozeman from Owensboro, Ky., meeting with attorneys last April 25 when she slammed documents on a table and said, "This is my final offer that you are going to sign." Witnesses say she pulled a pistol loaded with birdshot.

She fled after a struggle, but was quickly arrested.

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Information from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle, http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com

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