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April 8, 1989 | JAY SHARBUTT, Times Staff Writer
In an unusual deal, the executive producer of CBS' "West 57th" news series will produce a miniseries for the network's entertainment division about the much-publicized Lisa Steinberg child-abuse case here, CBS officials said Friday. But they emphasized that CBS News is not involved in producer Andrew Lack's work on the dramatization of Hedda Nussbaum's life, including her battered years with a disbarred lawyer, Joel Steinberg. Steinberg was sentenced two weeks ago in the fatal beating of the couple's illegally adopted daughter, Lisa, aged 6. The entertainment divisions of NBC and ABC also are interested in the case, in which trial testimony brought out stories of heavy drug use and beatings by Steinberg of both Nussbaum and the child.
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May 19, 1989 | From Associated Press
Hedda Nussbaum, the battered woman who testified against Joel Steinberg in the death of their illegally adopted 6-year-old daughter, Lisa, has been released from a psychiatric hospital and moved to an apartment. One of Nussbaum's lawyers, Betty Levinson, was quoted in Thursday's Daily News as saying Nussbaum had been discharged from Four Winds Psychiatric Hospital in Katonah several weeks ago. Steinberg, Nussbaum's former live-in lover, was convicted earlier this year of manslaughter and sentenced to up to 25 years in prison in Lisa's death.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 1989
Hedda Nussbaum was a battered drug-taking woman, as far from the concept of a "mother" as is ever imaginable. Dworkin has made Hedda Nussbaum the battered wife/mother figure of this tragic case. Dworkin forgets that Hedda Nussbaum is alive and the real victim of this case is the dead child, Lisa Steinberg, who never knew the love and care of a real mother. A mother protects her child against all odds--and I don't care if that mother is battered to a pulp. With Nussbaum as her mother image, Lisa was lost from the first day Hedda touched her. MRS. BURT ROTHBART Los Angeles
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May 18, 1989 | From Times wire services
Hedda Nussbaum, the battered woman who testified against Joel Steinberg in the death of their illegally adopted 6-year-old daughter, has been released from a psychiatric hospital and has moved to an apartment. One of Nussbaum's lawyers, Betty Levinson, was quoted in today's Daily News as saying Nussbaum was discharged from Four Winds Psychiatric Hospital in Katonah several weeks ago and now is in outpatient therapy. Nussbaum, a former children's book editor, is on disability insurance until she finds a job, Levinson said.
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November 24, 1987 | United Press International
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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May 19, 1989 | From Associated Press
Hedda Nussbaum, the battered woman who testified against Joel Steinberg in the death of their illegally adopted 6-year-old daughter, Lisa, has been released from a psychiatric hospital and moved to an apartment. One of Nussbaum's lawyers, Betty Levinson, was quoted in Thursday's Daily News as saying Nussbaum had been discharged from Four Winds Psychiatric Hospital in Katonah several weeks ago. Steinberg, Nussbaum's former live-in lover, was convicted earlier this year of manslaughter and sentenced to up to 25 years in prison in Lisa's death.
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May 18, 1989 | From Times wire services
Hedda Nussbaum, the battered woman who testified against Joel Steinberg in the death of their illegally adopted 6-year-old daughter, has been released from a psychiatric hospital and has moved to an apartment. One of Nussbaum's lawyers, Betty Levinson, was quoted in today's Daily News as saying Nussbaum was discharged from Four Winds Psychiatric Hospital in Katonah several weeks ago and now is in outpatient therapy. Nussbaum, a former children's book editor, is on disability insurance until she finds a job, Levinson said.
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December 6, 1988
Joel Steinberg, apparently in response to damaging testimony in New York by his former lover about the violence that marked their lives, sought to switch his plea to innocent by reason of insanity in the death of the 6-year-old girl they raised. The surprise request was tentatively denied, but the judge said Steinberg's attorneys could resubmit it. The request followed Hedda Nussbaum's emotional testimony last week about Lisa Steinberg's final hours.
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December 16, 1988 | United Press International
Lawyers for accused child killer Joel Steinberg dropped plans today to use an insanity defense that would require him to be examined by a prosecution psychiatrist. Steinberg's attorneys told acting state Supreme Court Justice Harold Rothwax that they would not move forward with that formal defense. "It would poison the jury's mind as to Joel," Steinberg attorney Ira London told reporters outside the courtroom.
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November 25, 1987 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, Times Staff Writer
The call to police and emergency services Nov. 2 reported a child having difficulty breathing. But when officers and technicians arrived at the Greenwich Village apartment, in a building where Mark Twain once lived, they found an infant boy tethered to a chair, covered with dirt and soaking in his own urine. Blood was spattered on the walls and on the single mattress the family apparently shared. On the kitchen floor lay a naked 6-year-old girl.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 8, 1989 | JAY SHARBUTT, Times Staff Writer
In an unusual deal, the executive producer of CBS' "West 57th" news series will produce a miniseries for the network's entertainment division about the much-publicized Lisa Steinberg child-abuse case here, CBS officials said Friday. But they emphasized that CBS News is not involved in producer Andrew Lack's work on the dramatization of Hedda Nussbaum's life, including her battered years with a disbarred lawyer, Joel Steinberg. Steinberg was sentenced two weeks ago in the fatal beating of the couple's illegally adopted daughter, Lisa, aged 6. The entertainment divisions of NBC and ABC also are interested in the case, in which trial testimony brought out stories of heavy drug use and beatings by Steinberg of both Nussbaum and the child.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 1989
Hedda Nussbaum was a battered drug-taking woman, as far from the concept of a "mother" as is ever imaginable. Dworkin has made Hedda Nussbaum the battered wife/mother figure of this tragic case. Dworkin forgets that Hedda Nussbaum is alive and the real victim of this case is the dead child, Lisa Steinberg, who never knew the love and care of a real mother. A mother protects her child against all odds--and I don't care if that mother is battered to a pulp. With Nussbaum as her mother image, Lisa was lost from the first day Hedda touched her. MRS. BURT ROTHBART Los Angeles
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November 24, 1987 | United Press International
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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