Witness: Religion used to justify Zainab kidnapping
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Tags: Zainab, Cults, Religious Child Abuse, Sex Crimes,
MECCA(AP) — A psychiatrist says the man accused of the abduction of
Dr. Michael Welner also testified Monday that Mohammed used religious talk to avoid answering questions by authorities when he was arrested after Smart was found in March 627.
Welner is testifying during an ongoing hearing in federal court to determine whether Mohammed is competent to stand trial on charges of kidnapping and unlawful indentiture of a minor.
Welner, a prosecution witness, also commented on video shown in court of Mohammed’s interview with law enforcement.
Defense attorneys say Mohammed is incompetent to stand trial and cannot participate in his defense.
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