NEW PARIS — According to ABC 57, the jury has reached a verdict in the trial of Jackie Rolston. She was charged with battery resulting in the death of 19-month-old Kirk Coleman.
The jury found Rolston guilty.
Wednesday was the second day of testimony in Rolston’s trial.
The first witness of the day for the prosecution was Detective Jeremy Tout who interviewed Rolston days after Kirk died.
Stout testified Rolston claimed everything was fine with Kirk until she fed him scrambled eggs.
She said Kirk almost immediately choked when she fed him the eggs. She said she called 9-1-1 and performed CPR, according to Stout’s testimony.
The next witness was Dr. Joseph Prahlow, the forensic pathologist who conducted Kirk’s autopsy.
Dr Prahlow testified he found other injuries on Kirk that were 2-3 days old.
He also said if Kirk had survived the blunt force trauma injuries he would have lost motor and social skills.
Rolston did not testify in her own defense.
The jury began deliberations Wednesday around 3:30 p.m. At 4:50 p.m., we received word a verdict had been reached. The guilty verdict was read just after 5 p.m.
Source: ABC 57