Stress possible for Blagojevich daughter after court

CHICAGO -- Rod Blagojevich's teenage daughter Amy Blagojevich fell into her mother's arms crying during closing arguments of her father's corruption trial.

The tears came Tuesday, the day after her 7-year-old sister Annie clutched their mother's hand as the family walked past a line of photographers to enter court.

The Blagojeviches' decision to bring their daughters to the federal court has ignited debate about whether it was intended to help comfort the parents or sway the jury. Child psychology experts say it may be stressful for the girls.

Dr. Louis Kraus at Rush University Medical Center says the girls may hear things "that are not going to be healthy."

A post on Patti Blagojevich's Twitter account said it "meant a lot" for the girls to see their father's supporters.

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