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Mother Testifies in Delaware Waterboarding Case

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GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP/WBOC)- A Delaware woman whose longtime companion is accused of waterboarding her daughter by holding the child's head under a faucet says the couple used the term jokingly for hair washing.
 
Pauline Morse also said Friday under cross-examination by attorneys for 60-year-old Melvin Morse, of Milton, that the alleged waterboarding usually lasted less than a minute.
 
She also reiterated that she witnessed only one such incident.
 
Melvin Morse, a former pediatrician, is accused of endangerment and assault and could get more than 20 years in prison if convicted.
 
As she did a day earlier, Pauline Morse was forced to admit several contradictions in her testimony and in statements she's given to authorities.
 
Melvin Morse, who has researched near-death experiences involving children and has appeared on national TV to report his findings, denies police claims that he may have been experimenting on the girl.

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