TROY, N.Y. - Witness testimony continues in the murder re-trial of a Troy man accused of killing his infant son.
A key witness took the stand on Monday in the case against Adrian Thomas.
William Terry was in jail with Thomas and told the jury that while they were incarcerated, Thomas, 31, admitted to killing his four-month-old baby. The testimony supports the prosecution's claim that the child died from head trauma after Thomas threw him onto a bed.
However, the defense says the baby died from sepsis.
In 2009, Thomas, was convicted of killing his son, Matthew.
During interrogations, police say Thomas confessed to violently throwing the child on a bed, killing him. However,Thomas' attorneys argued that the confession was forced because police allegedly lied to Thomas to get him to admit guilt.
In February, the state court of appeals agreed that the confession was force and they unanimously tossed the conviction, ordering a new trial. Jury selection began on Tuesday.
During the re-trial, the interrogation video cannot be used as evidence.