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Mother testifies in Del. ‘waterboard’ case

GEORGETOWN, Del. — A woman testified Thursday that she did not believe her longtime companion, who was a pediatrician, was washing her daughter’s hair when she saw him hold the girl’s head under a kitchen sink faucet.

The girl has accused Melvin Morse, 60, of waterboarding her. He is on trial in Delaware on endangerment and assault charges.

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Pauline Morse said on the stand Thursday that she walked into the kitchen and surprised Morse while he had the girl’s head under the faucet. She said Morse jumped and quickly released the girl, who was coughing and shaking.

Pauline Morse, 41, told jurors that she did not believe he was washing the girl’s hair.

‘‘He called it washing her hair, but I knew it wasn’t washing her hair because there was no soap or anything,’’ said Pauline Morse.

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