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Crime Defense in nanny slay trial wraps up case with expert witness

03:23  10 april  2018
03:23  10 april  2018 Source:   nydailynews.com

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Defense lawyers for nightmare nanny Yoselyn Ortega wrapped up their case Friday. Defense expert witness Phillip Resnick, who consulted on the "Unabomber" case insisted on the witness stand that Ortega was telling the truth when she said she did not remember stabbing the children in their

expert defense witness in the murder trial of Yoselyn Ortega, a former nanny accused of killing The defense rested its case on Friday, and the district attorney was expected to call its experts on if Ms. Krim was home minutes before the slayings or a building superintendent who saw the nanny in

The defense rests.

At the end of another day of tense expert testimony, lawyers for nightmare nanny Yoselyn Ortega wrapped up their case Friday.

Ortega, 55, is accused of killing siblings Lulu and Leo Kim, ages 6 and 2 years old in their Upper West Side apartment on Oct. 25, 2012.

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When cross examining an expert witness who has relied upon reports and other information provided to him by opposing counsel, use these two questions (about halfway through the video) to neutralize his testimony. In some cases , you can even get him or her to support your theory of the case !

Defense expert witness Phillip Resnick, who consulted on the “Unabomber” case insisted on the witness stand that Ortega was telling the truth when she said she did not remember stabbing the children in their bathroom. Ortega’s alleged amnesia was a symptom of the “dissociative” episode she experienced as she heard the devil’s voice telling her to commit the crime, Resnick testified.

Prosecutors argued that Ortega’s behavior afterward reveals that she feigned forgetting.

“Doesn't it inform you that when she wakes up and she has her throat cut and in fact she had murdered the children that she doesn’t have to ask what happened because she knew what happened…?” prosecutor asked.

“That is certainly one theory but that is not the explanation that is most likely,” Resnick said.

Ortega’s first words after the ordeal laid blame the blame for her actions on the dead children’s mother, according to earlier police testimony.

Prosecutors will call their own mental health experts this week.

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