Defense presents case in trial of Toledo mom accused of killing infant son
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:27:00 GMT —
Attorney's for a Toledo mother accused of killing her infant son presented their case before a jury Tuesday.
26-year-old Amanda Bacon is being tried before a Lucas County jury on charges of aggravated murder, murder, and child endangering
stemming from the December 2012 death of Avery Glynn Bacon. Prosecutors say the west Toledo mother threw her six-month-old son against a hard surface, causing a severe skull fracture which led to his death two days later.
Bacon, who prosecutors claim is a former prostitute, has pleaded not guilty.
Lucas County prosecutors rested their case Tuesday afternoon. Bacon's defense attorneys began their case, attempting to persuade the jury that it was Bacon's roommate, Frank Jones, that threw baby Avery, leading to his death.
The defense's first witness was Peggy Monroe, the ex-girlfriend of Frank Jones and mother to two of his children. Monroe testified that she became afraid of Jones after he allegedly threw her one-year-old son against a dresser in 2003. Prosecutors grilled Monroe, claiming she has consistently lied about the past.
The trial is expected to last through the week.