Prosecutor: 'Rockefeller' was angry, not insane
BOSTON -- The prosecution in the kidnapping trial of the man who calls himself Clark Rockefeller depicted him as a master manipulator who was angry -- not insane -- when he kidnapped his 7-year-old daughter.
Rockefeller, whose real name is Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, is charged with snatching his daughter, Reigh, during a supervised visit in Boston last July. He and the girl were found six days later in Baltimore.
In closing arguments Monday, Gerhartsreiter's lawyers told the jury he was a loving father who had a mental illness that exploded when he lost custody of his daughter.
But Assistant District Attorney David Deakin told the jury Gerhartsreiter planned the kidnapping for months and knew what he was doing was wrong.
The jury was expected to begin deliberating early Monday afternoon after receiving instructions on the law from the judge.
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