A doctor who treated former U.S. Sen. Al DAmatos estranged wife after she had a medical episode said she was anxious and fearful and may have been taking too many meds.
Dr. Nnamdi Odiah from South Communities Hospital testified Wednesday that DAmatos wife, Katuria Smith, told him she was at the hospital because of lying police officers when she was brought in Sept. 30.
Smith, 51, is currently embroiled in a custody battle at Nassau County Supreme Court with DAmato, 80, over their two kids.
Cops have testified they responded to a 911 call to DAmatos Lido Beach home on Sept. 30 and found Smith in a closet with a locked-up shotgun, claiming she was hiding from intruders.
Odiah said he treated Smith when she was brought to the hospital.
He described her as fearful and distracted and when he asked her why she was there, she responded, I dont know.
Then she added, I am here because lying police officers, the doctor said.
Smith also told him shed hidden in the closet to avoid strange lights she thought came from a security camera.
I was in the closet, I saw green dots, Odiah said she told him.
Odiah said Smith was on Ritalin, as well as other drugs.
He advised her to cut down on what she was taking, as the amounts could exacerbate psychotic symptoms.
Smith was discharged two days later, he said.
Lawyers went back and forth over grainy surveillance footage of Sept. 30 that showed some of Smiths interactions with police.
But the judge said it was a waste of time.
This is absolutely repetitive and not relevant. It’s not helping anybody,” the judge said.