MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. (AP) — A New York doctor, who is a Kennedy family friend, says nurses were to blame for a maternity ward scuffle that led to Douglas Kennedy's arrest.
The son of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy is accused of kicking one nurse and twisting the arm of another as he tried to take his newborn son from a suburban New York hospital in January.
The nurses claim Kennedy was violating hospital policy, but Dr. Timothy Haydock, who was with Kennedy, testified Thursday that Kennedy had permission from nurses on the floor. But he says another nurse arrived and threatened to call in an alarm signaling an abduction.
Haydock said the nurse who claims she was kicked instigated the scuffle by lunging at Kennedy and trying to take the baby from him.