Nurses in Kennedy row: We were protecting baby
NEW YORK (AP) -- Two nurses who scuffled with one of Robert F. Kennedy's sons say they were just doing their job when they tried to stop him from taking his newborn off a New York maternity ward.
Nurses Anna Margaret Lane and Cari Maleman Luciano appeared Thursday on NBC "Today."
Lane says Douglas Kennedy twisted her arm when she tried to intervene on Jan. 7 at a hospital in Mount Kisco. She says he told her he didn't have to obey her because the baby was his.
Hospital guidelines forbid newborns from being taken from the ward without written permission.
Luciano says Kennedy kicked her and she "went flying through the air."
Kennedy is charged with child endangerment and harassment.
The Kennedys' lawyer has accused the nurses of cashing in on his client.
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