Jury to deliberate death penalty in beaten toddler trial

Jury to deliberate death penalty in beaten toddler trial

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on March 11, 2013 at 12:50 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 5 at 4:11 AM

MECKLENBURG COUNTY, N.C. -- Testimony is taking place in the sentencing phase of a death penalty trial in the Mecklenburg County Courthouse.

Andre Hampton, the father convicted last week of first degree murder via torture and felony child abuse in the 2008 beating death of his 23-month-old son, Elijah Burger, is facing the death penalty.

The jury will hear from both sides before handing down its decision of life in prison or death, and officials say testimony could take two days.

In court on Monday, CMPD Detective Gary McFadden said this was the wost case he'd seen involving a child, and there were more injuries to Elijah than he could count.

The jury in the capital murder trial began deliberating last Tuesday, and reached a verdict by Wednesday morning.

NBC Charlotte's Tony Burbeck is in the courtroom. He'll detail the latest developments tonight on NBC Charlotte News at 5.

 

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