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Help For Dr. Accused of Abusing Mentally Disabled Daughter

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    Help For Dr. Accused of Abusing Mentally Disabled Daughter

    An aggravated assault charge could be dismissed against a New Jersey doctor accused of beating her mentally disabled daughter with a ruler.

    Dr. Adina Alexescu was admitted this week into Morris County's Pre-Trial Intervention program for first time offenders.

    Alexescu did not admit any wrongdoing.

    "One day she just reacher her frustration level," said defense attorney Vincent Nuzzi.

    Her 18-year-old duaghter, who authorities said has the intellectual capacity of a third or fourth-grader, was attending a special school when welts were noticed on her back, sides and thighs.

    The Daily Record reports:

     

    Defense lawyer Vincent Nuzzi said the physician, who has undergone therapy for anger management, became overwhelmed one day with her daughter's behavior and lashed out. The victim also has Prader-Willi syndrome, which is a medical condition characterized, in part, by an insatiable appetite and skin-mutilation or picking.

     

    Dr. Alexescu, a 55-year-old internist who practices in Roselle Park, must complete one year probation and 12 hours of community service.