Closing arguments scheduled in trial of man in child’s death
BELLEVILLE, Ill. — Closing arguments are scheduled in the murder trial of a southern Illinois man who is accused in the beating death of a 2-year-old boy.
Gyasi Campbell has given several accounts of what happened the night Kane Friess-Wylie was left in his care when the boy’s mother, Lindsey Friess, left their Belleville apartment April 13, 2017. He told investigators the boy fell into a bathtub, out of a bathtub and off a kitchen table.
St. Clair County prosecutors’ final witness, forensic anthropologist Dr. MariaTeresa Tersigni-Tarrant, offered testimony Friday that supported other experts who determined Kane died of blunt force trauma.
Campbell’s defense attorneys called no witnesses in a bench trial before Judge Dennis Doyle.
Closing arguments from the prosecution and Campbell’s defense lawyers, Justin A. Kuehn and Derek Siegel, are Monday.