'Rockefeller' jury has questions about false name
BOSTON -- Jurors in the kidnapping trial of the man who calls himself Clark Rockefeller have asked a judge for a more detailed explanation about one of the charges against him.
Jurors began deliberating the case shortly after noon Monday and later asked the judge to answer several questions about the charge of providing a false name to police.
Rockefeller, whose real name is Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, is accused of snatching his 7-year-old daughter during a supervised visit in Boston last July. He and the girl were found six days later in Baltimore.
Prosecutors say he gave police the Clark Rockefeller name because he feared being deported if authorities found out his true identity as a German national.
The defense says he had been using the Rockefeller name for years and was not being dishonest when he gave police that name.
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