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Day 3: Murder trial of mother, boyfriend accused of killing 4-year-old Aniya Day-Garrett continues

Posted: 8:54 AM, Mar 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-26 11:16:14-04
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CLEVELAND — Day 3 of the murder trial of 4-year-old Aniya Day Garrett's mother, Sierra Day and her mother's boyfriend, Deonte Lewis continues Monday.

The trial is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Watch live below:

On Friday, the second day of the trial, featured disturbing photos of Aniya’s injuries as well as evidence suggesting that Day and Lewis attempted to clean the crime scene before calling 911 to report Aniya wasn’t breathing.

Day and Lewis face charges including aggravated murder. Both are being tried at the same time.

RELATED: As murder trial begins, witnesses testify to Aniya Day-Garrett's "prolonged suffering"

In opening statements last week, assistant county prosecutor Anna Faraglia told the jury of 10 women and four men that the evidence will show Aniya suffered a long and prolonged death. On Friday, prosecutors began introducing that evidence.

Aniya’s death prompted months of discontent, protests and, eventually, reform at the Cuyahoga County Division of Children and Family Services.

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