Sister of victim testifies in toddler rape case

September 16, 2010 3:15:00 PM PDT
It was another day of emotional testimony in the trial of Lucas Coe, who is accused of sexually and physically abusing his girlfriend's 4-year-old daughter, Emma Thompson, who later died. On Thursday, the jury watched videotaped testimony from Thompson's 11-year-old sister. She says on the day Emma died, she heard a loud bang from the kitchen. The sister saw Coe with Emma who was bleeding from her head.

Emma went to take a nap, but was later found unresponsive by their mother. The mother, Abigail Young, is serving a 20-year sentence for failing to protect her daughter. She is not expected to testify in this trial.


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