A Wyoming attorney who called a judge a witch in a court filing wants a contempt charge against him dismissed because he says he never intended to mail the document with the offending word.

Attorney Richard Szekely says he drafted two versions of an order in February and mistakenly sent the one that stated "Honorable Jane Eakin Circuit Court Witch" in the document's signature area.

The Rawlins Daily Times reports Thursday  that Szekely stated later in a Carbon County court filing that he was under the strain of handling two cases when he made the error.

Szekely faces six months in jail if convicted of criminal contempt.

Eakin previously found him in contempt for taking too long to return to court for a hearing. The citation was overturned on appeal.

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