Lawyer: Scientist not sole focus in wife's beating

AP News
Posted: May 29, 2012 3:49 PM
Lawyer: Scientist not sole focus in wife's beating

A lawyer for a prominent marine biologist whose wife was found severely beaten last month says D.C. authorities have told him their investigation is not focused exclusively on his client.

Aitan Goelman told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he provided police and prosecutors with evidence showing that David Guggenheim was out of town when his wife Svetlana was attacked. Guggenheim reported finding her badly beaten in their Washington apartment on the morning of April 7. Guggenheim has said he's been unfairly treated as a suspect and was denied the right to visit his wife at the hospital for weeks.

But Goelman says authorities told him they're "looking at all possibilities and not simply focusing" on Guggenheim.

Guggenheim is a scientist and television commentator who calls himself the "Ocean Doctor."