Holocaust scholar testifies about attack

July 17, 2008 9:08:09 AM PDT
Closing arguments are set for this morning in the trial of the man accused of attacking Holocaust survivor and scholar Elie Wiesel.

Eric Hunt is accused of dragging the 79-year-old Wiesel off an elevator in a San Francisco hotel in February of last year.

Wiesel was not hurt in the alleged attack.

The 24-year-old Hunt has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to charges of attempted kidnapping, elder abuse, false imprisonment, battery, stalking and hate crimes.

Wiesel is the author of "Night," a memoir chronicling his experiences in Nazi death camps.


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