July 7 - August 13, 1987: Jeffrey MacDonald vs. Joe McGinniss
August 11, 1987: Testimony of Dr. Robert Sadoff, Psychiatrist
Rebuttal Witness Called by the Plaintiff
Note: Due to the condition of the page received, I am transcribing it below
and discussed with him, which is why I asked the first question before I started off on any of this, as to whether he talked to Mr. McGinniss. It's really not important in some cases as to what he found, but it is important as to what he told Mr. McGinniss.
Mr. Kornstein: What I'm worried about is that he's going to say something like, Dr. MacDonald does not have the personality that could lead to this kind of a violent crime. That's what I expect him to say; and that will do -- be the improper kind of testimony. That's different from saying he does or doesn't have narcissistic personality disorder. And I'm going to object on that basis.
Mr. Bostwick: There is only one other thing about that. I think I can frame the questions in such a way that if he told Mr. McGinniss the results of his exam, later when I inquire into what he told Mr. McGinniss, I think that's perfectly proper because that was information that Mr. McGinniss had in his hands when he was writing the book one way or the other.
Mr. Kornstein: But it's not rebuttal. It's not rebuttal. That should have been in chief.
The Court: That's exactly the point. If you wanted that evidence in, it should have been made in your case in chief. It's