Day 2 in trial against accused physician's assistant impersonator
State prosecutors on Tuesday called more than a dozen people to the stand in the case against Matthew Scheidt. In opening statements, prosecutors spelled out for the jury how the then-17 year old was able to slide under the radar and act as a physician's assistant.
The witnesses testified that, for a period of time, Scheidt dressed up in medical scrubs, carrying a stethoscope and wearing hospital ID badges as he worked alongside emergency room staff at Osceola Regional Medical Center.
Scheidt's attorney admitted to the jury that his client wasn't completely honest. The state expects to rest their case Wednesday afternoon. There is no word yet if Scheidt will testify on his own behalf.