Dr. Bruce Frumkin testified that Pedro Hernandez would be less able to cope with a police interrogation because of his low IQ and mental disorder.
Judge Maxwell Wiley on Thursday denied the defense request, saying it would raise too much speculation for jurors in Pedro Hernandez’s trial.
Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh, of Neptune, New Jersey, entered the plea in federal court in Brooklyn Wednesday wearing a short-sleeved, blue prison-issued shirt.
Yehuda Katz allegedly installed a hidden camera in the traffic safety office in the 70th Precinct station house and a device that would allow him to access a computer there remotely.
The jury has yet to hear two key elements of the defense’s case for Pedro Hernandez.
Virginia Barber testified for the defense that Hernandez has schizotypal personality disorder, WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported.
The psychiatrist called in the defense of Pedro Hernandez returned to the stand for a third day Friday.
In a reversal of his earlier ruling, Judge Maxwell Wiley has allowed prosecutors to explore the defendant’s alleged heavy cocaine use as an alternate explanation for his visions and voices.
Police identified the victim as 32-year-old Gilbert Drogheo of Harlem. The men being questioned Wednesday are Drogheo’s friend and a 69-year-old retired correction officer.
Dr. Michael First testified Tuesday that Pedro Hernandez has schizotypal personality disorder. He said the diagnosis is on the spectrum of schizophrenia.
The 25-year-old daughter of a man on trial for murder in the 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz is testifying on his behalf.
A 26-year-old man has been convicted of second-degree murder for stabbing his girlfriend to death in his Harlem apartment and leaving the body in a barrel.
Prosecutors have rested in the murder trial of a man accused of killing 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979.
Teen Accused Of Running Over, Killing 4-Year-Old Ariel Russo Rejects Plea Deal, But Judge Gives Him Time To Reconsider
A teenager accused of striking and killing a 4-year-old girl with an SUV will be in court Wednesday to decide whether to take a plea deal.
The verdict was reached Wednesday in federal court in Brooklyn where Abid Naseer acted as his own lawyer. No date was set for sentencing.