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3 Nurses Testify On Second Day Of Douglas Kennedy Trial

Douglas Kennedy arriving for court in Mount Kisco, NY on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 (credit: CBS 2)

Douglas Kennedy arriving for court in Mount Kisco, NY on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 (credit: CBS 2)

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Three nurses testified Tuesday on the second day of Douglas Kennedy’s trial, on charges that he attacked two nurses at Northern Westchester Hospital.

The late Robert Kennedy’s son is charged with attacking the nurses in January, after he tried to leave the maternity ward with his newborn son.

At trial Tuesday, Cari Luciano testified that Kennedy kicked her to the ground. Nurse Marian Williams said he tried to coax Kennedy back to his room by asking him to put warmer clothes on the baby.

“I testified in the trial. I spoke the truth,” Williams said. “You know, it was never a thing we dealt with, and I hope never to again.”

When the bench trial began on Monday, a confident Kennedy marched into Justice Court in Mount Kisco with his wife, Molly, and family by his side.

“I’m feeling ready for this to start. Thank you very much. Hopefully, everything will turn out okay,” Kennedy told CBS 2’s Hazel Sanchez.

But nurse Anna Lane testified later in the day, she tearfully claimed she tried to block Kennedy from the doorway, saying, “I had my right hand behind my back, so he grabbed my left hand and twisted my arm.”

Kennedy’s defense said he just wanted to take his son out for fresh air.

“It’s been very difficult for Douglas and his family. That’s why we have trials, and we’re prepared to begin,” one of his attorneys said.

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