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Testimony continues in Hopkins Co. murder trial

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Kirby in court on Wednesday. Kirby in court on Wednesday.

Testimony continued on Wednesday in a Hopkins County murder trial. 

Kelley Kirby is accused of killing her 4-year-old stepson, Cayden, in 2012. 

Both sides in the case presented their initial findings for the Prosecutor Commonwealth Attorney David Massemore. Medical evidence and family witnesses, he says, will prove Kirby struck Cayden with 11 blows to the head. The defense argued Kirby never spanked kids and Cayden fell off a skateboard which caused his injuries.

The prosecution says doctors at Baptist Health and Kosairs Children's Hospital agreed that Cayden died from multiple blunt force trauma to the head.  

One of the key points of evidence pointed out by both sides were text messages sent from Kirby to family members and to detectives the day Cayden went to the hospital and after he died, which detectives say were erased once the investigation began.  

Also pointed out by the prosecution was the clothing Cayden was wearing when Kirby says he fell off a skateboard. The prosecution argued that clothing was not dirty or torn and Cayden didn't have injuries consistent with falling off a skateboard.  

We will continue to keep you updated as the trial progresses.

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