Man Pleads Not Guilty to Assaulting "Stargate Atlantis" Actor
Updated 12:51 PM PST, Wed, Dec 10, 2008
LOS ANGELES -- A Venice man who allegedly smashed a pint beer glass in the face of an actor from the TV show "Stargate Atlantis" pleaded not guilty Wednesday to assault with a deadly weapon.
"In every bar fight, there's a minimum of two or three explanations about the events, and this is no exception," Blatt said outside court today.
Bando's attorney said he was trying to find out if any of the fight was caught on surveillance video.
Bando was freed on bail after his arrest, but Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Kristi Lousteau ordered him taken into custody Wednesday morning and held without bail in a firearm case from the city of San Fernando in which he was on probation.
Bando is due back in court in the downtown Los Angeles on Jan. 22, when a date is scheduled to be set for a hearing to determine if there is enough evidence to require him to stand trial.
If convicted of the felony, Bando faces up to seven years in state prison, according to the District Attorney's Office
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