BOSTON – The man who calls himself Clark Rockefeller has rejected a plea deal and will go to trial on charges he kidnapped his 7-year-old daughter.
Rockefeller's lawyer, Jeffrey Denner, said Tuesday the sides could not reach an agreement after extended negotiations.
The disappearance of Rockefeller and his little girl unraveled a life full of multiple fake identities.
Rockefeller is really Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, who moved to the U.S. from Germany decades ago.
He is accused of kidnapping his daughter during a supervised visit in Boston last summer. He was captured about a week later in Baltimore, and the girl was found safe.
Prosecutors said they would have recommended a 4 1/2 to 5 year sentenced if Gerhartsreiter pleaded guilty.
A judge had set Wednesday as the deadline for him to plead guilty or go to trial.