Jury left to decide if Amanda Bacon is guilty of killing infant - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Jury left to decide if mother is guilty of killing infant

TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

The trial against Amanda Bacon should wrap up on Thursday.

Bacon is the Toledo mother accused of causing catastrophic injuries to her baby, which led to his death.

The defense and state rested their cases Wednesday morning. The state told members of the jury that this is a simple case, because Bacon has been caught in a web of lies. The defense said those lies came from a scared mother and hopes the jury understands her former roommate, Frank Jones, is responsible.

"The state of Ohio has not proven the identity of the person responsible for Avery's death, and that is Frank Jones," defense attorney Jane Roman told the jury in closing arguments. "The state of Ohio would like you to believe that because Amanda Bacon chose to be a prostitute, she was a bad mother, and because she was a bad mother, she murdered her youngest son."

Prosecutors say Bacon's actions show she was the one responsible.

"If Frank Jones was the killer, and you suspected him of doing it, why would you ask him to take the baby to the hospital? You know why? Because she is the killer. She's the murderer, and she's distancing herself from this whole thing," said Assistant Lucas County Prosecutor Ron Miller.

The jury deliberated for a few hours, but then stopped for the day mid-afternoon. Before stopping deliberations for the day, the jury asked the judge if they could review several pieces of video tape presented in the trial, including video of Bacon's interrogation by police.

The jury will reconvene Thursday morning to decide if Bacon is guilty of aggravated murder, murder and child endangerment.

Read more on the case:

Mobile users, click on the "Video" button in the app to watch this story. Download our app here.

Copyright 2014 Toledo News Now. All rights reserved.

  • LocalMore>>

  • List: Columbus restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day

    List: Columbus restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 3:19 PM EST2017-11-22 20:19:49 GMT
    (Source: AP Images)(Source: AP Images)

    Not in the mood to cook this Thanksgiving? Is your family meeting a different day, but you still need some food? Worry no more! Check out our list of restaurants ready to fill you up this Thanksgiving!

    More >>

    Not in the mood to cook this Thanksgiving? Is your family meeting a different day, but you still need some food? Worry no more! Check out our list of restaurants ready to fill you up this Thanksgiving!

    More >>
  • Fire on Washington Avenue displaces 4 Columbus families

    Fire on Washington Avenue displaces 4 Columbus families

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 3:15 PM EST2017-11-22 20:15:58 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    Fire crews responded to a fire at a residence on Washington Avenue Wednesday morning.  According to Fire Chief Ricky Shores, four units burned, which displaced four families. The families were home at the time of the fire, but no one was injured.  

    More >>

    Fire crews responded to a fire at a residence on Washington Avenue Wednesday morning.  According to Fire Chief Ricky Shores, four units burned, which displaced four families. The families were home at the time of the fire, but no one was injured.  

    More >>
  • Corny Chick-fil-A rap video goes viral

    Corny Chick-fil-A rap video goes viral

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 2:54 PM EST2017-11-22 19:54:00 GMT
    (Source: Jaron Myers Facebook)(Source: Jaron Myers Facebook)

    A comedic take on Chick-fil-A employee’s famous “my pleasure” response to “thank you.” 

    More >>

    A comedic take on Chick-fil-A employee’s famous “my pleasure” response to “thank you.” 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly