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 from Thursday included a professor of psychology and social behavior who testified that false confessions sometimes happen when a person wants to avoid worse consequences or to protect someone else, as Stevenson is claiming.
Read the live tweets below: