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'Rockefeller' created life of fantasy, witnesses say

He recently realized his true identity, psychiatrists testify

Forensic psychologist Catherine Howe used a chart on delusional disorders during her testimony at the kidnapping trial of Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter. His lawyers opened their defense yesterday. Forensic psychologist Catherine Howe used a chart on delusional disorders during her testimony at the kidnapping trial of Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter. His lawyers opened their defense yesterday. (Ted Fitzgerald/ Pool)
By Jonathan Saltzman and Andrew Ryan
Globe Staff / June 4, 2009

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The man who calls himself Clark Rockefeller recently realized that he is actually Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter and was born in Germany, said two mental health experts who testified yesterday that he was legally insane when he abducted his daughter last summer. (Full article: 834 words)

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