Pediatrician Gets 5 Years For Waterboarding Stepdaughter
The former doctor was arrested in 2012 and pleaded guilty to waterboarding his daughter, who ran away from home and told authorities her stepfather forced her head underwater and made her think she would drown.
Superior Court Judge Richard F. Stokes gave Melvin L. Morse a five-year sentence Friday, but ordered he could be put on probation after serving three years of it. Morse was led from the courtroom in handcuffs.
The judge denied motions made by Morse’s attorney to delay the sentence because Morse is being treated for prostate cancer.