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Day 2 of trial for the death of 1-year-old

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

After opening statements the prosecution jumped right into its case, taking the jury back to the fateful day when Madison Rodriguez's son died.

It was June 20th 2015, one day after the boy celebrated his first birthday.

Witnesses on the stand said she woke up to her boyfriend, Charles "Dillon" Flournoy, saying that the child was not breathing, and did not have a pulse. Flournoy then began CPR.

On Tuesday, the state called several witnesses including the first paramedics and cops on the scene that day.  They describe seeing the young boy on the ground in an unfurnished room showing no signs of life.

They also took note of a relative calmness in what was expected to be a chaotic situation. The baby was taken to UMC, where he was later pronounced dead.


Hundreds of crime scene photos of evidence were also admitted showing the unkempt home where Rodriguez, her boyfriend and his family lived at the time including the makeshift room the couple shared with the child where they slept on the floor.


The final piece of evidence introduced for the day was an audio recording of Rodriguez's testimony given to former LPD detective John House on that day. 

He described the defendant as having a mostly flat reaction, with a brief moment of emotion as she expressed regret for not taking her child to see a doctor earlier that week when he needed CPR.

The couple chose to not seek medical attention because of concerns about their health insurance and the possible cost of a hospital visit.


According to police reports, 9 days after that statement was given, Rodriguez also told police she forcibly threw her son to the ground during an argument with Flournoy a few days prior to his death.

If convicted of aggravated assault, Rodriguez could face probation to life in prison with the possibility of parole.

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