Hearing in Rockne case postponed
SUMMIT COUNTY – A motions hearing set for Thursday in the case of Breckenridge resident Erik Rockne was postponed until March 7, the District Attorney’s office said yesterday.District Attorney Mark Hurlbert filed 12 charges against Rockne last month, including 2nd degree attempted murder and sexual assault.Rockne, 39, is accused of beating his girlfriend to a near-fatal state last November, then sexually assaulting her while she was in the hospital.Rockne also faces charges of 1st degree assault, intimidating a witness or victim, false imprisonment, false reporting to authorities, five counts of domestic violence and one count of crime of violence.The attempted murder and assault charges are both class 3 felonies and each carry a penalty of 10 to 32 years in prison and fines up to $750,000. The sexual assault charge is also a class 3 felony, carrying a potential sentence of 10 years to life in prison.Last Saturday, Rockne was jailed for violating the terms of his bond conditions by having contact with the son of the alleged victim in the case against him. He posted a $10,000 bond Tuesday.Rockne is represented by Denver attorney Larry Pozner.
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