The trial of Cody Stevenson began Tuesday, Jan. 29. Reporter Trish Mehaffey continues to live-tweet from the courtroom.
Stevenson is accused of punching his girlfriend’s child in the abdomen multiple times on June 30, 2017, according to the criminal complaint. The toddler, Izabella “Bella” Loffer, died from injuries July 3, police said.
Testimony started Tuesday in Linn County District Court, where the trail was moved from Iowa County because of pretrial publicity. The trial is expected to go into next week.
Read the live tweets below: