From the Washington Post:
Michele Davidson watched her son, Grant, (with family, left) struggle with a severe birth defect for more than a year. She blamed her doctor for delaying his delivery — and she wanted him to feel her pain, according to court testimony yesterday.
… pointing a gun at her head, Davidson threatened to kill herself, [Chauncey] Stokes testified, but only after making him and his wife wait as long as she said she did for the delivery: 1 hour 30 minutes.
She said “she wanted [us] to feel the fear and the hopelessness,” Chauncey Stokes testified at the preliminary hearing …
Davidson’s son Grant has a form of cerebral palsy. Davidson, a George Mason University professor and midwife, alleged in court documents that Stokes violated standard medical practice by waiting too long to perform an emergency cesarean section.
Davidson’s mother, Geri Lewis, said her daughter has been distraught since the birth of Grant, who will never walk and might never talk.
Davidson was charged with breaking into Stokes’ home and abducting him and his wife. General District Judge Julia Taylor Cannon sent the case to a grand jury for possible indictment.
(Davidson family photo in Washington Post)