A western Nebraska dentist, allegedly stabbed by her husband, has been released from a Colorado hospital.
Leasa Hlavinka, a victim of suspected domestic assault, was first treated at a hospital in Sidney before being flown to the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, CO.
Cheyenne County Attorney Paul Schaub reports two Sidney police officers responded to an emergency call on the evening of Sunday, April 19th. The offices saw a woman run away from the house, wounded and bleeding. She was identified as Leasa Hlavinka.
Officers entered the house and confronted her husband, 44-year-old Dana Hlavinka, who was armed with a knife. The officers shot and killed Hlavinka. Hlavinka was a registered nurse anesthetist.
The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating and the Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Office is handling the coroner investigation.
Under state law, all shootings involving officers require the convening of a grand jury. Schaub said Judge Derek Weimer has appointed the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office as special prosecutor to review the matter and convene a grand jury.
Hlavinka owns LifeSmiles of Sidney, which remains open as she takes a few weeks of medical leave.