UPDATE: Opening Statements Heard In Findlay Murder Trial

1/9/18 – 11:07 A.M.
UPDATE – 2:48 P.M.

The murder trial of 29-year-old Brent Houdeshell continued this morning. The Courier’s Eileen McClory tells us the jury heard opening statements from the prosecution and the defense. During opening statements, the prosecution said they would prove Houdeshell killed the boy.

Eileen McClory

They added the injuries suffered by Ferrell were in line with injuries sustained in an attack. McClory said that the defense opened saying that Houdeshell loved Breyden Ferell.

Eileen McClory

She added that police on scene indicated that the crib was unsafe for a two-year-old and he could have fallen out.

They also heard testimony from Ferrell’s mother and Houdeshell’s former fiancee, Alicia Young. She said Houdeshell was watching Ferell so she could visit friends. She added that Ferell had an injury on his leg before the incident.

We’ll have more updates from McClory as the trial continues.

Houdeshell faces a murder charge, along with counts of endangering a child and tampering with evidence.