'Clark Rockefeller' discussing guilty pleas
BOSTON -- Prosecutors have offered to recommend a prison term of 4 1/2 to five years if the man who calls himself Clark Rockefeller agrees to plead guilty to kidnapping his 7-year-old daughter.
Rockefeller -- whose real name is Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter -- would plead guilty to all charges against him under a proposal discussed in court Thursday.
Lawyers discussed the proposal in a side conference with a Superior Court judge, which was overheard by reporters.
After the hearing, Gerhartsreiter's defense attorney Jeffrey Denner said they hadn't decided whether to plead guilty. Denner would not reveal his own sentencing recommendation, but said he'd ask the judge to consider his client's "mental health issues," which he didn't define.
Gerhartsreiter was charged with kidnapping Reigh Boss during a supervised visit in Boston in July.
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