Douglas Kennedy doesn’t testify at his NY trial
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In a Thursday, April 12, 2012 file photo, Douglas Kennedy, right, son of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, arrives early to a locked door at village court in Mount Kisco, N.Y. Kennedy is in court Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 in Mount Kisco, N.Y on charges of physical harassment and child endangerment for trying to take his newborn son out of a hospital without permission on Jan. 7. A New York prosecutor says Kennedy kicked a nurse to the floor as he tried take his newborn son out of a hospital. But a defense lawyer says Douglas Kennedy acted instinctively to protect the baby. (AP Photo/The Journal News, Xavier Mascareñas)
In a Thursday, April 12, 2012 file photo, Douglas Kennedy, right, son of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, arrives early to a locked door at village court in Mount Kisco, N.Y. Kennedy is in court Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 in Mount Kisco, N.Y on charges of physical harassment and child endangerment for trying to take his newborn son out of a hospital without permission on Jan. 7. A New York prosecutor says Kennedy kicked a nurse to the floor as he tried take his newborn son out of a hospital. But a defense lawyer says Douglas Kennedy acted instinctively to protect the baby. (AP Photo/The Journal News, Xavier Mascareñas)
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MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. (AP) — A son of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy is not testifying at his New York child endangerment trial.

Douglas Kennedy’s defense lawyers rested their case Friday morning without calling Kennedy. He also is charged with physical harassment.

The case stems from a January maternity floor scuffle at Northern Westchester Hospital.

Kennedy is accused of kicking one nurse and twisting the arm of another as they tried to prevent him from taking his newborn son, Anthony, outside.

The nurses claim Kennedy was violating hospital policy. But a doctor testified that Kennedy had permission to take the baby.

Kennedy is the 10th of 11 children of Robert and Ethel Kennedy. His father was assassinated in 1968.

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