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Jury watches dramatic confession from the man accused of killing 11-month-old

The second day of testimony continued in the murder trial of the man accused of killing an 11-month-old baby. Antonio Lopez is accused of fatally beating Jayla Beckley, a foster child in his care. Lopez allegedly took Jayla out of her crib and stomped her to death in 2012.

Tuesday, the jury began watching a 30-minute interview where Lopez denied any wrongdoing to detectives. But that changed Wednesday when the jury finished watching the video.

During the interrogation in the video, detectives can be heard explaining Jaylas injuries to Lopez in detail. They tell Lopez Jayla died because her liver had ruptured and her intestines tore from excessive force.

In a dramatic turn of events, Lopez then tells police “…something got a hold of me.” When further asked about incident, Lopez said “she just started crying… she did not want to be with me.”

Lopez can then be heard saying, “I put her on the floor and stomped on her two or three times.” He said he then put her limp body back in the crib and called 911.

Earlier in the day, the Prosecution called the medical examiner to the stand without the jury present. The examiner spoke about the possibility of injuries Jayla has sustained to the ribs before the day she died and used it as evidence.

The defense argued there was no way to prove that Lopez had caused those injuries. The medical examiner also stated that Jayla’s death was a painful one. Lopez had his head down during the testimony.

The trial continues Thursday morning.

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