Douglas Kennedy's Defense Rests in Nurse Clash Trial, He Doesn't Testify

Douglas Kennedy's defense lawyers rested their case Friday morning without calling him

By Jim Fitzgerald
|  Friday, Oct 26, 2012  |  Updated 11:14 AM EDT
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Douglas Kennedy is accused of physically harassing two maternity ward nurses and endangering his child.  He says the nurses are just out for money. Roseanne Colletti reports.

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Douglas Kennedy is accused of physically harassing two maternity ward nurses and endangering his child. He says the nurses are just out for money. Roseanne Colletti reports.

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RAW VIDEO: Kennedy Hospital Confrontation

This surveillance video from Northern Westchester Hospital shows Douglas Kennedy trying to take his newborn child from the hospital and clashing with hospital staff, according to a lawyer for one of the nurses involved. Kennedy and his wife said the nurses were the ones in the wrong.
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A son of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy is not testifying at his suburban New York child endangerment trial.

Douglas Kennedy's defense lawyers rested their case Friday morning without calling Kennedy. He also is charged with physical harassment.

The case stems from a January maternity floor scuffle at Northern Westchester Hospital.

Kennedy is accused of kicking one nurse and twisting the arm of another as they tried to prevent him from taking his newborn son, Anthony, outside.

The nurses claim Kennedy was violating hospital policy. But a doctor testified that Kennedy had permission to take the baby.

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