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Woman guilty of trespass in Clinton shoe-throwing incident

Hillary Clinton Speaks at 2014 Institute of Scrap Recycling

Steve Marcus

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton ducks as an object is thrown onstage during an address to members of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries during their annual convention Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

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Alison Michelle Ernst

A 36-year-old Phoenix woman accused of throwing a shoe at Hillary Clinton while the former U.S. secretary of state addressed a Las Vegas audience has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor trespassing.

Alison Michelle Ernst also pleaded not guilty Monday to another misdemeanor charge of violence against a person in a restricted building.

A spokeswoman for U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden said Thursday that Ernst is due to stand trial Oct. 29 on that charge.

Ernst was ruled fit for trial after a psychological exam sought by her lawyer, William Carrico, an assistant federal public defender.

Clinton was speaking on stage to a recycling conference at the Mandalay Bay resort when Ernst threw a soccer shoe past her.

Clinton flinched and ducked. She wasn't hit.

Authorities say Ernst wasn't a credentialed conference attendee.

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