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Topic - Kerry Kennedy
Days after her acquittal on drugged driving charges, Kerry Kennedy says she won her case because she was innocent, she had competent counsel and she was willing to go to trial.
Kerry Kennedy acquitted of drugged driving in NY; she said she took sleeping pill by mistake.
Kerry Kennedy was acquitted Friday of drugged driving after she accidentally took a sleeping pill and then sideswiped a truck in a wild highway drive she said she didn't remember.
Jurors began deliberating Thursday whether Kerry Kennedy broke the law when she drove wildly and sideswiped a tractor-trailer on a New York interstate after accidentally taking a sleeping pill.
Kerry Kennedy testified at her drugged-driving trial Wednesday that she has no memory of swerving into a tractor-trailer on a suburban New York highway and never sensed that she was becoming impaired after accidentally taking a sleeping pill.
The prosecution's toxicology expert testified Tuesday that she doesn't know whether Kerry Kennedy would have realized she was driving erratically after taking a sleeping pill.
Kerry Kennedy, 54, will be on trial Monday for a drugged driving charge she received in 2012 after she hit a tractor-trailer on a highway near her New York City residence.
Kerry Kennedy swerved her Lexus into a truck, damaging the car and blowing a tire, but kept driving and later was slumped at her steering wheel and disoriented, motorists testified Monday at her drugged-driving trial.
Even if Kerry Kennedy accidentally drugged herself with a sleeping pill before getting in her car, she broke the law if she kept driving after feeling the drug's effects, prosecutors say.
Kerry Kennedy said Thursday her work for human rights will keep her from being on hand when jurors are chosen for her drugged-driving trial.
There's no jury box for the jurors, no tables for the lawyers, a shortage of space for the media and public and not enough bathrooms.
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House Republicans on Tuesday unveiled legislation to get rid of AmeriCorps, the national service program, and cut off federal funding for National Public Radio, public television and Planned Parenthood.
Mary Richardson Kennedy, the 52-year-old estranged wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. who was found dead of an apparent suicide last week at her home in Bedford, was remembered for her generosity of spirit by family and friends at a private memorial Monday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Days after her acquittal on drugged driving charges, Kerry Kennedy says she won her case because she was innocent, she had competent counsel and she was willing to go to trial.
Kennedy says the charges hurt her work as a human rights advocate.