Testimony begins in exorcism murder trial

Testimony begins in exorcism murder trial

UPDATE 04/07/11: The State has rested, and the defense has begun their case in the Exorcism trial of Jesseca Bain Carson.

The defense has presented two witnesses thus far, and will resume on Friday at 9 in the Judge J. Clay Gosset's Rusk County courtroom.

RUSK COUNTY (KLTV) - The first witness called in the Jesseca Carson murder trial told jurors the crime scene where the 13-month-old girl was found was the worst he's ever seen.

Dr. Keith Pinckard with the Southwest Forensic testified that Amora Bain Carson suffered multiple blunt force trauma on her head and body. The small child's body also showed signs of strangulation. Pinckard told the court that all of these factors contributed to the toddler's death.

The gruesome account of the child's body continued during Monday's full day of testimony.

Pinckard also revealed that Amora had a minimum of 24 bite marks. The girl's arm and leg had complete fractures, injuries Pinckard claims are consistent with being twisted.

Jesseca Carson is charged with capital murder for her daughter's death. Police say in 2008 Carson and her boyfriend, Blaine Milam killed the girl while performing an exorcism.

The couple reportedly told officers the 13-month-old was possessed by demons.

Prosecutors are asking for a life sentence without the possibility of parole, if Carson is convicted.

Milam has been sentenced to death for Amora's murder.

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