A man who calls himself Clark Rockefeller is moving closer to a trial on kidnapping charges after attorneys were unable to reach agreement on a guilty plea.
The man, whose real name is Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter (GAYR'-hahrtz-ry-tur), used a number of assumed names since moving to the U.S. from Germany decades ago. He is accused of kidnapping his 7-year-old daughter during a supervised visit in Boston last summer. He was captured about a week later in Baltimore.
Lawyers in the case met briefly in court on Tuesday. A judge set a deadline of Feb. 11 for them to resolve the case or go forward with a trial.
Last month, prosecutors said they would recommend a sentence of 4 1/2 years to 5 years if Gerhartsreiter pleaded guilty.