By MEGAN MESSANA
The accused stalker of New York Yankee GM Brian Cashman was scheduled on Tuesday to finally get her day in court when a Manhattan judge set her trial date for early next year.
Louise Neathway has waited two years to defend herself against a plethora of charges in the case, some arising from alleged offenses discovered during the investigation, including lying on an application for a subsidized apartment in TriBeCa and grand larceny.
The defendant had a 10-month affair with Cashman, causing the baseball executive’s wife to file for divorce.
Her combative lawyer Lawrence LaBrew haggled with Judge Daniel Conviser over the trial date, finally settling on January 6.
But the process sparked the annoyance of Conviser, the third judge assigned to the case because of several delays instigated by LaBrew.
The two went back and forth until the stenographer stopped them both, standing up and loudly demanding that “one person speaks at a time.”
LaBrew also said that he “has serious doubt that it is going to happen” when Conviser mentioned giving the defendant a fair trial. Conviser became unsettled again, asking LaBrew “can any judge be fair to your client?” since he was the third whom LaBrew accused of bias against Neathway. The last judge, Justice Jill Konviser, was also accused of bias since her husband’s colleague was the physician for the Yankees