Mom Expected on Stand in Juneau Baby-Death Trial

The mother of a 4-month-old baby who died in 2010 is expected to testify Tuesday when the trial against the baby's father resumes.

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by Associated Press

JUNEAU- The mother of a 4-month-old baby who died in 2010 is expected to testify Tuesday when the trial against the baby's father resumes.
   
David Paul of Juneau has been charged with murder and manslaughter in the death of Rian Orr. The doctor who cared for the infant at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle testified Friday that the "constellation of her injuries" led him to believe the girl had been abused.
   
The defense contends the infant had a chronic subdural hematoma and a clotting problem that went unnoticed.
   
The baby's mother Jacqueline Orr began her testimony last week. She expressed guilt at not spending more time with her daughter, but combated the defense's portrayal of her as a "disinterested" mother. Orr said she was the baby's primary caretaker and changed more diapers than Paul.
 

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