Astor Trial Delayed as Son Visits Doc

Trial may restart tomorrow: judge
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Jun 10, 2009 1:47 PM CDT
Anthony Marshall leaves the courtroom during a recess in his trial last month. The defendant's health has been declining as the trial drags on.   (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)
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(Newser) – The Brooke Astor trial is on hold because the late philanthropist’s accused son is visiting his neurologist. Anthony Marshall—who is 85, wears a pacemaker, and has survived a heart attack and open-heart surgery—has been looking increasingly frail as the fraud trial unfolds, the New York Post notes. He and his wife left court early yesterday without public explanation.