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'Rockefeller' lawyer: Not near a plea deal

A lawyer for the man who calls himself ClarkRockefeller said Tuesday that his defense team and prosecutors arestill "far apart" on an agreement for him to plead guilty tokidnapping his 7-year-old daughter.

Attorney Jeffrey Denner said it is unlikely Rockefeller, whosereal name is Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter,will enter guilty pleas during a court hearing in Suffolk SuperiorCourt Tuesday afternoon.

Denner said he is still talking to prosecutors about a possibleguilty plea, but there is "no meeting of the minds whatsoever" onterms of the agreement.

"We have a notion of what we think makes sense, and they have anotion of what they think makes sense, and at this point, thenotions are far apart," Denner said.

Assistant District Attorney David Deakin declined to comment.

Gerhartsreiter is charged with snatching his daughter, ReighBoss, off a Boston street during a supervised visit last summer. Hewas captured in Baltimore six days later, and his daughter wasfound unharmed.

After his arrest, authorities discovered that Rockefeller wasusing a false name and is really a German national who has livedunder fake identities since moving to the United States in the late1970s.

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