No Agreement In 'Rockefeller' Case

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The man who calls himself Clark Rockefeller is moving closer to a trial on kidnapping charges after attorneys were unable to reach agreement on a guilty plea.

Lawyers in the case met briefly in court on Tuesday. A judge set a deadline of Feb. 11 for them to resolve the case or go forward with a trial.

Rockefeller, whose real name is Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, is accused of kidnapping his 7-year-old daughter during a supervised visit in Boston last summer. He was captured about a week later in Baltimore.

Defense attorney Jeffrey Denner said both sides have interests in the case and have not been able to come together.

Last month, prosecutors said they would recommend a sentence of 41/2 years to 5 years if Gerhartsreiter pleaded guilty.

This program aired on February 3, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.