Transcript for Kerry Kennedy Drugged-Driving Trial in Jury's Hands
We'll get the latest on that Kerry Kennedy case going to the jury right now as they try to determine whether the daughter of Robert Kennedy should be convicted for driving under the influence of ambien. ABC's gio Benitez has the story. Reporter: This morning, Kerry Kennedy's fate is in the hands of a jury. Four men and two women. Handed the misdemeanor drug driving case -- We're very happy that the jury has the case. We think the evidence went in well. Reporter: The defense which claims Kennedy unknowingly took the sleeping pill ambien the morning she sideswiped a tractor trailer in 2012 rested Thursday after calling its final witness. Dr. David Benjamin a clinical form Cole gist who helped get ambien approved by the fda said it can cause automatic type behavior and zombieism. They might become impaired and not know it. This is a responsible woman. Had she had her faculties about her she would have pulled over and called aaa. Reporter: Kennedy has pleaded not guilty and testified that the morning of the accident she had taken a generic form of ambien by mistake mixing it up with her thyroid medication. On the stand she said if I realized I was impaired, I would have pulled over. But in their closing argument, prosecutors said Kennedy knew right away that she had taken the wrong pill. She felt it and I submit she was looking for an excuse to control her public image. An apparent reference to her famous family. Many of whom have showed up to support Kennedy every day including her mother Ethel but in their closing statement, the defense insisted Kennedy is not seeking advantage because of her family. She wants you to focus on the evidence. And here at the courthouse the jury heard four days of testimony and, Lara, a verdict is expected later today.
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