GLENS FALLS, N.Y. – Thursday was the second trial day of a Glens Falls man accused of killing his 15-month-old son.
Patricia Baker, the mother of one of Gary Waite's other children, took the stand on Thursday. She testified that 15-month-old Jesse Smith's injuries only happened when Waite was around.
While on the stand, Baker said that Waite told her Jesse fell off the couch and bumped his head. This is the same account of events Waite's Defense Attorney is claiming during the trial.
However, Baker said she's not quite sure about that.
Baker, the mother of Waite's 12-year-old son said she doesn't believe a fall from a couch, as Waite told her, could cause the injuries seen on Jesse smith.
Waite, 29, is on trial for killing his son Jesse during a severe beating in his South Glens Falls home February 13th, 2012.
Bruises, lethargy, a cut lip, blood in his mouth and nose. Baker says Jesse wasn't in that condition when he was over to her house, visiting earlier that day. The injuries, according to Baker, happened after she dropped the toddler back off with Waite, who was the only person home at the time.
The emergency room doctor who examined Jesse also took the stand Thursday.
He said he has only seen head injuries to a child this severe when an elevator fell on one child, and a 300 lb. tombstone fell on another. The doctor calls Jesse's injuries, the worst he's ever seen.
Waite faces charges of 2nd-degree murder and manslaughter. If convicted, he could face a maximum sentence of 25 years to life in prison
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