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Cody Stevenson trial day 2: live tweets from the courtroom

Cody Stevenson (left) looks on as Johnson County Chief Public Defender Peter Persaud looks at photographs of an apartment where Stevenson lived with his girlfriend and children during Stevenson's first degree murder trial at the Linn County Courthouse in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. Stevenson is accused of punching his girlfriend’s child in the abdomen multiple times on June 30, 2017, according to the criminal complaint. The trial was moved from Iowa County due to pre-trial publicity. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)
Cody Stevenson (left) looks on as Johnson County Chief Public Defender Peter Persaud looks at photographs of an apartment where Stevenson lived with his girlfriend and children during Stevenson's first degree murder trial at the Linn County Courthouse in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. Stevenson is accused of punching his girlfriend’s child in the abdomen multiple times on June 30, 2017, according to the criminal complaint. The trial was moved from Iowa County due to pre-trial publicity. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)
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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:

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