‘Naked violinist’ faces long wait in New Yorkmain
Stefan Arzberger, leader of the Leipzig Quartet who stands accused of attempted murder after an incident in a Manhattan hotel, made another court submission yesterday. Here’s his summary:
not really good news…
here is a statement by my lawyer Mr. R. Levitt:
Today we were in court to discuss various pre-trial issues.
Because we notified the court that we would likely present expert testimony at trial to establish that I had been involuntarily drugged on March 27, the prosecutor asked permission to have me examined by its own psychiatrist, and we said we would voluntarily do so. The court adjourned the proceedings for two months, until August 20, to give the prosecutor time to select a suitable psychiatrist and to speak with me. On the adjourn date we are hopeful that we will receive a favorable report from the prosecutor’s psychiatrist and that, if necessary a trial date will be set. We have explained to the court that we want to begin trial as soon as possible and we are hopeful that the trial will be scheduled to begin no longer than two months after our August 20 adjourn date.
Richard Levitt & Kaizer, Attorneys at Law