She is also the ex-wife of Gov. Andrew Cuomo; she should be let go because of that too. But, on the positive side, when she fled the scene, she didn’t leave anyone to drown, like Uncle Ted did…

Via NY Post:

Kerry Kennedy’s drugged-driving trial kicked off Monday with her high-powered lawyer touting his client’s storied lineage, a point illustrated as her famed elderly mother, Ethel, made a rare public appearance – along with two of her brothers – to support her.

“She is a daughter of Ethel and Robert Kennedy and a niece of our past president, John Fitzgerald Kennedy,” said Kerry Kennedy’s lawyer, Gerald Lefcourt, to jurors in the packed White Plains court room, even adding that his “religious” client had two daughters who attended Ivy League schools.

But acting State Supreme Court Justice Robert Neary was clearly unimpressed — ordering the lawyer to start introducing pertinent facts in the case.
“Mr. Lefcourt, this isn’t evidence,” the judge sniffed.

Ethel Kennedy, mother of Kerry Kennedy, arrives at the Westchester County Courthouse Monday.

Minutes earlier, Kerry Kennedy’s mom, the 85-year-old widow of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, walked unsteadily into the courthouse and entered the courtroom in a wheelchair. The frail older woman, dressed in a gray-and-white checked jacket, dark gray pants and sneakers, was accompanied by an unidentified man and woman. She didn’t comment.

Two of Kennedy’s brothers, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., and Douglas Kennedy, along with Douglas’ wife Molly, arrived later.

Bobby Kennedy exclusively told The Post in Monday’s paper that his sister — the ex-wife of Gov. Cuomo — should be found not guilty of driving under the influence of a sleeping pill because she’s a human-rights activist whose life-saving work would be severely curbed if she was sidelined by jail.

But prosecutors said in their opening statements that Kerry Kennedy, 54, had to know she was under the influence of the sleeping aid when she crashed and then fled the scene of the accident, because the drug kicks in quickly.

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