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Domestic case dropped against Aron Ralston

Dan Elliott and P. Solomon Banda
The Associated Press
FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2010 file photo, Aron Ralston, author and subject of the film "127 Hours," attends the film's premiere at Chelsea Clearview Cinema in New York. Authorities say Ralston, who gained widespread attention when he cut off his forearm to free himself after becoming trapped by a dislodged boulder in a Utah canyon, was arrested Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 in Denver for domestic violence. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)
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DENVER — A domestic violence case has been dismissed against former Aspen resident Aron Ralston, a Colorado adventurer whose self-amputation ordeal was made into the movie “127 Hours.”

A court spokeswoman said Monday the case was dropped at the request of the city attorney, who didn’t return a call seeking comment.

The case against Ralston’s girlfriend, Vita Shannon, is pending. Her attorney entered a not guilty plea on her behalf but Shannon said nothing Monday during a court hearing.

Both were booked into jail early Sunday on suspicion of assault and wrongs to minors, a charge used when children are present during an incident but not necessarily hurt.

Police documents say their 8-week-old child was present at the time of the altercation.


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