BOSTON – Jurors in the kidnapping trial of the German man who calls himself Clark Rockefeller have gone home for the day without reaching a verdict.
The Suffolk Superior Court jury of eight women and four men started deliberating shortly after noon Monday and spent all day Tuesday discussing the case. Deliberations are to resume Wednesday.
Rockefeller's real name is Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter.
Defense lawyers say he descended into "pure madness" when he kidnapped his 7-year-old daughter during a supervised visit in Boston last July. Father and daughter were found in Baltimore six days later. The girl was unharmed.
A prosecutor called Gerhartsreiter's insanity claim "preposterous" and said he was a master manipulator who planned the kidnapping and knew it was wrong.
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