GEORGETOWN, Del. – A Delaware pediatrician denies waterboarding his 11-year-old stepdaughter and says he has not done near-death research in 15 years.
Dr. Melvin Morse spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday while awaiting a preliminary hearing on felony charges of child endangerment and conspiracy.
Police suggested in a search warrant affidavit that Morse may have been experimenting on his stepdaughter as part his research into near-death experiences by bringing her "to a possible near death state from the simulation of drowning."
Both Morse and the girl's mother, Pauline Morse, waived their rights to preliminary hearings. Their case now goes to Superior Court.