Felony charges in death of renowned psychologist

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Updated: 8/08 2:53 pm

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A legally blind Oakland man who was driving without a license has been charged with felony vehicular manslaughter for fatally hitting a retired San Francisco State professor earlier this year.

The Oakland Tribune reported Thursday that 57-year-old Robert Jack Gilchrist will enter a plea August 14.

He is charged in the death of 98-year-old Joseph Luft, a renowned psychologist and World War II veteran who was out on his daily walk April 4 when he was hit in a Berkeley crosswalk. Luft died at a hospital.

The newspaper says Luft was known internationally for being the co-creator of the Johari window, an awareness exercise for people to determine how they perceive themselves and how they are perceived by others.


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