Trial date set in Kennedy newborn case in NY

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Posted: Aug 09, 2012 8:31 PM
Trial date set in Kennedy newborn case in NY

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. (AP) — A trial date has been set in the case of a New York maternity ward scuffle involving a son of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy.

A Mount Kisco town judge said Thursday that Douglas Kennedy will go on trial Oct. 22. Kennedy has pleaded not guilty to physical harassment and child endangerment.

The charges stem from Kennedy's Jan. 7 attempt to take his 2-day-old son from the maternity ward at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco. Nurses tried to stop him, citing hospital policy, and two claim he injured them.

The judge also denied most of Kennedy's requests for access to hospital records. But he said the hospital should turn over its written policies about taking a baby from the hospital.