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Vince Neil trial scheduled for Oct. 20 in misdemeanor battery case

Vince Neil (SBG file photo)

The attorney for Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil asked a judge this morning to set the misdemeanor battery case for trial.

Neil, who was not in court, is accused of grabbing a woman's hair from behind and pulling her to the ground at a Las Vegas Strip resort on April 7.

Attorney Richard Schonfeld said an agreement was reached with the prosecution to delay the trial days before Monday’s scheduled trial date.

“The reason for the continuance was a witness that had an availability issue,” said Schonfeld. He declined to say whether the witness is actor Nicolas Cage, who was with Neil on the evening of the incident.

Cage is seen on cell phone video physically restraining Neil before police responded to the Aria resort.

Neil, 55, is required to appear in person at the trial. Because the crime is a misdemeanor, guilt or innocence will be decided by the judge. The trial is expected to last several hours. The maximum sentence is 6 months in jail and a $1000 fine.

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