A physician who handled former U.S. Sen. Al D’Amato’s estranged spouse after she had a medical episode stated she was anxious and fearful and should have been taking too many meds.
Dr. Nnamdi Odiah from South Communities Hospital testified Wednesday that D’Amato’s spouse, Katuria Smith, informed him she was on the hospital due to “mendacity cops” when she was introduced in Sept. 30.
Smith, fifty one, is presently embroiled in a custody battle at Nassau County Supreme Courtroom with D’Amato, eighty, over their two youngsters.
Cops have testified they responded to a 911 name to D’Amato’s Lido Seashore house on Sept. 30 and located Smith in a closet with a locked-up shotgun, claiming she was hiding from “intruders.”
Odiah stated he handled Smith when she was delivered to the hospital.
He described her as fearful and distracted and when he requested her why she was there, she responded, “I don’t know.”
Then she added, “I’m right here as a result of mendacity cops,” the physician stated.
Smith additionally informed him she’d hidden within the closet to keep away from unusual lights she thought got here from a safety digital camera.
“I used to be within the closet, I noticed inexperienced dots,” Odiah stated she informed him.
Odiah stated Smith was on Ritalin, in addition to different medicine.
He suggested her to chop down on what she was taking, because the quantities might exacerbate psychotic signs.
Smith was discharged two days later, he stated.
Legal professionals went forwards and backwards over grainy surveillance footage of Sept. 30 that confirmed a few of Smith’s interactions with police.
However the decide stated it was a waste of time.
“That is completely repetitive and never related. It isn’t serving to anyone,” the decide stated.
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