Greitens is to testify within the custody case

BOONE COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV) – During a hearing in Boone County on Friday, U.S. Senate nominee and former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens was told he is expected to testify in his custody case.

The hearing stems from an ongoing custody case with his ex-wife, Sheena Greitens. Sheena Greitens is currently trying to move the case from Missouri to Texas, where she currently resides.

Earlier this year, Sheena Greits accused Eric Greits of physical and verbal abuse in a affidavit. Eric Greitens has repeatedly denied these allegations.

“This has become a very public issue that has impacted my client’s professional reputation,” said Helen Wade, Sheena Greitens’ attorney.

Eric Greitens appeared via video call during Friday’s hearing. He only appeared on the court television monitor for a few seconds. Sheena Greitens was present in the courtroom.

Both Eric and Sheena Greitens did not speak during the hearing. Her lawyers did the talking.

“It doesn’t have to be so controversial or difficult,” said Gary Stamper, attorney for Eric Greitens.

The raid discussed in court concerned statements. Sheena Greiten’s attorney filed a formal motion to have Eric removed, something she argued he was trying to delay.

“I understand that Mr. Greitens doesn’t want to testify before the elementary school, I understand that, but we want this case to be closed,” Wade said.

The judge eventually decided to preside over a testimony hearing scheduled for Wednesday. This hearing will be held in camera as testimonies are private. It is at the discretion of the judge whether a transcript of the testimony is released.

News 4 asked Eric Greit’s attorney if they plan to fire Sheena Greit. His response was, “It will be a game-time decision.”

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