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Hamilton man on trial for murder of girlfriend's baby
HAMILTON, Ohio (Larry Davis) -- A Hamilton man was on trial Monday for the murder of a one-year-old boy in his care.
Dylan Tompkins was charged in the beating death of Bryce Pelfrey. In court, autopsy photos showed bruises on Pelfrey's head and back. A forensic pathologist testified the child died of blunt force trauma to the head.
Police said Tompkins was in charge of Pelfrey and his sister while the children's mother was at work back in August. Tompkins told police the child had become sick, that he smacked Bryce on the back and shook him. The boy died two days later.
Pelfrey's mother also took the stand Monday. She testified about bruises she saw on her son. She said she asked Tompkins if he hurt her child, but he said no.