Mixed jury verdicts in groping case against physician
January 14, 2018
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Dona Ana County physician accused of groping patients has been convicted of criminal sexual contact but jurors acquitted him of a second count of that misdemeanor crime and deadlocked on a third.
A jury returned its verdicts against 65-year-old Robert Woody of Chaparral after seven hours of deliberations on Friday, a day after the trial judge dismissed four felony kidnap counts for lack of evidence.
The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that prosecutors intend to retry Woody on the deadlocked charge.
Woody was charged in 2016 after four male patients accused him of mis...