‘Rockefeller’ jurors resume deliberations
BOSTON — Jurors in Boston have resumed deliberations in the parental kidnapping trial of the man who calls himself Clark Rockefeller.
The jurors got the case Monday. They had asked a judge Wednesday if prosecutors had to prove that Rockefeller, whose real name is Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter (GAYR’-hahrtz-ry-tur), knew what he was doing was criminal or morally wrong. The judge told the panel the prosecution must prove both.
Defense lawyers say Rockefeller was delusional and legally insane when he fled to Baltimore with his daughter during a supervised visit after he lost custody of the girl to his ex-wife.
Prosecutors call his insanity claim “preposterous” and say he is a con man who planned the kidnapping for months.