Doctor Accused of Waterboarding Pleads Not Guilty - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Doctor Accused of Waterboarding Pleads Not Guilty

Posted:
Dr. Melvin Morse Dr. Melvin Morse

DOVER, Del. (AP/WBOC)- A Delaware pediatrician accused of waterboarding his 11-year-old stepdaughter has pleaded not guilty to charges of child endangerment and assault.

Dr. Melvin Morse, 58, entered the plea at an arraignment Wednesday in Georgetown.

Morse, of Georgetown, has written a best-selling book and achieved national recognition for his research into near-death experiences involving children. Police suggested in an affidavit that he may have been experimenting on his stepdaughter, a claim he denies.

Morse was arrested in August and charged with conspiracy and five felony counts of endangerment. Prosecutors have dropped the conspiracy charge, which involved the girl's mother, but added four new endangering counts and one count of misdemeanor assault.

The couple's two daughters are in state custody but are allowed supervised visits with their mother, Pauline Morse, who is trying to regain custody.

 

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Bethany Streetscape Project Won't Make Summer Deadline

    Bethany Streetscape Project Won't Make Summer Deadline

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:32 PM EDT2014-04-19 03:32:04 GMT
    The Bethany Beach Streetscape Project to reconstruct Garfield Parkway will go on hiatus from mid-may to October 14th, 2014.More
    The Bethany Beach Streetscape Project to reconstruct Garfield Parkway will go on hiatus from mid-may to October 14th, 2014.More
  • Economist Examines Maryland Minimum Wage Bill

    Economist Examines Maryland Minimum Wage Bill

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:34 PM EDT2014-04-19 03:34:34 GMT
    In a plan approved by the legislature, full-time minimum-wage workers in Maryland will ultimately make about $875 less annually than they would have under the governor's proposed timetable, an economic analyst said. Legislators voted last week to have Maryland's minimum wage reach $10.10 an hour by July 2018, whereas Gov. Martin O'Malley originally wanted it to reach that amount by July 2016.More
    In a plan approved by the legislature, full-time minimum-wage workers in Maryland will ultimately make about $875 less annually than they would have under the governor's proposed timetable, an economic analyst said. Legislators voted last week to have Maryland's minimum wage reach $10.10 an hour by July 2018, whereas Gov. Martin O'Malley originally wanted it to reach that amount by July 2016.
    More
  • Pastor Carries Cross from Georgetown to Rehoboth Beach

    Pastor Carries Cross from Georgetown to Rehoboth Beach

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:22 PM EDT2014-04-19 03:22:29 GMT
    GEORGETOWN, Del.- About 16 miles separates Georgetown from Rehoboth Beach. That may not sound like a long distance. But picture doing it by foot."We're carrying a cross all the way from the circle in Georgetown on route 9 all the way to Rehoboth," said Pastor Joel Hitchcock of River City Church. Pastor Hitchcock alongside others spent Good Friday carrying a cross. His logic behind it all was simple."The reason for carrying this cross is to remind people of the main reason for Easter."When we ...More
    GEORGETOWN, Del.- About 16 miles separates Georgetown from Rehoboth Beach. That may not sound like a long distance. But picture doing it by foot."We're carrying a cross all the way from the circle in Georgetown on route 9 all the way to Rehoboth," said Pastor Joel Hitchcock of River City Church. Pastor Hitchcock alongside others spent Good Friday carrying a cross. His logic behind it all was simple."The reason for carrying this cross is to remind people of the main reason for Easter."When we ...More
Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service