'Rockefeller' jurors deliberating for third day
BOSTON -- Jurors in the kidnapping trial of the man who calls himself Clark Rockefeller have resumed deliberations for a third day.
The jury of eight women and four men started deliberating shortly after noon Monday and spent all day Tuesday discussing the case. Deliberations resumed Wednesday morning.
Defense lawyers say Rockefeller, whose real name is Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter (GAYR'-hahrtz-ry-tur), , was delusional and legally insane when he fled with his 7-year-old daughter, Reigh (RAY), during a supervised visit in Boston last July. Father and daughter were found in Baltimore six days later. The girl was unharmed.
Prosecutors call his insanity claim "preposterous" and say he planned the kidnapping for months after losing custody of the girl to his ex-wife in their divorce.
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