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Not Guilty, Lawyer Says in Beating Death of Girl

November 24, 1987|United Press International

NEW YORK — Lawyer Joel Steinberg pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of beating to death the 6-year-old girl known as Lisa Steinberg, whom he claimed to have adopted.

His common-law wife, Hedda Nussbaum, also has been charged and awaits a hearing. Authorities believe she too was battered by Steinberg.

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