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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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July 1, 2004 | John J. Goldman, Times Staff Writer
Convicted killer Joel Steinberg left prison Wednesday, focusing attention once again on a crime that shocked this city nearly 17 years ago and came to symbolize the problem of child abuse nationwide. The 63-year-old former lawyer climbed into a white stretch limousine outside the Southport Correctional Facility in Pine City, N.Y., and drove off with a caravan of reporters and photographers in pursuit.
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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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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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February 3, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
"Waverly Place," Susan Brownmiller's new novel that is a fictional retelling of the Steinberg case (abused child/battered mother), has been optioned for feature film production by independent producer Susan Pollack. (Disbarred attorney Joel Steinberg was convicted of manslaughter this week in New York in the beating death of his illegally adopted 6-year-old daughter, Elizabeth.
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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.
NEWS
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 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.
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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.
NEWS
March 26, 1989
Joel Steinberg, convicted of killing his illegally adopted daughter, spent the first full day of his maximum sentence in a Brooklyn jail cell awaiting transfer to prison, officials said. The disbarred millionaire attorney, who was sentenced Friday to 8 1/3 to 25 years in prison for beating to death 6-year-old Lisa Steinberg, was forbidden visitors and was only allowed out of his cell for an hour of recreation in a jailhouse gymnasium, said Department of Correction spokeswoman Ruby Ryles.
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March 25, 1989 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, Times Staff Writer
Declaring the defendant never showed any remorse, a judge Friday angrily sentenced disbarred lawyer Joel Steinberg to the maximum of 8 1/3 to 25 years in prison for killing his illegally adopted daughter in a case that focused national attention on the growing problem of child abuse linked to drugs. Acting New York State Supreme Court Justice Harold Rothwax brushed aside Steinberg's plea that he should be pitied as a "victim" and accused him of "extraordinary narcissism and self involvement."
ENTERTAINMENT
February 3, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
"Waverly Place," Susan Brownmiller's new novel that is a fictional retelling of the Steinberg case (abused child/battered mother), has been optioned for feature film production by independent producer Susan Pollack. (Disbarred attorney Joel Steinberg was convicted of manslaughter this week in New York in the beating death of his illegally adopted 6-year-old daughter, Elizabeth.
NEWS
January 31, 1989 | KAREN TUMULTY and BOB DROGIN, Times Staff Writers
After eight days of deliberation in a case that has become a national symbol of family violence, a jury Monday acquitted disbarred lawyer Joel Steinberg of murder in the death of the 6-year-old girl he had illegally adopted but found him guilty of intentionally causing her death. The first-degree manslaughter conviction carries a prison term of 8 1/3 to 25 years.
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