Defense presenting case in infant death trial
PARKER -- Lawyers for a Scotland man accused of killing his infant son continued to present their case to a jury Monday in Parker.
Chris Miller, 39, is charged with killing his four-month-old son Jacob by shaking and beating him in March 2011. Miller faces charges of second-degree murder, first-degree manslaughter and aggravated assault, and could be sentenced to life in prison if he is found guilty.
Miller's trial, which began with jury selection Jan. 17, is being held at the Turner County Courthouse in Parker since it was moved out of Bon Homme County by a judge last October.
Deputy Attorney General Bob Mayer and Bon Homme County State's Attorney Lisa Rothschadl are prosecuting the case.
Miller is being defended by attorneys Tim Whalen, of Lake Andes, Scott Podhradsky, of Wagner, and Ken Cotton, of Wagner.
According to Turner County Clerk of Courts Colleen Dunn, prosecutors finished presenting their case to jurors on Friday after almost five days of testimony.
Lawyers for the defense began with their case on Friday afternoon, which included testimony from Miller himself, Dunn said.
The trial is expected to conclude this Friday.