W.Va. man accused in baby’s death can’t recall events

RIPLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man accused of sexually assaulting and killing his girlfriend’s 10-month-old baby says he consumed several beers and could not recall what happened to the girl the night of her death.

WCHS-TV reports Benjamin Taylor testified Monday in his trial in Jackson County Circuit Court.

Asked by a prosecutor whether he denied committing the crimes, Taylor said, “I don’t know how I could deny it if I don’t remember. I wouldn’t feel comfortable denying it.”

Taylor says he recalled doing laundry and listening to music.

A sheriff’s deputy testified last week Taylor had blood on his torso and a wet spot on his pants when officers went to the home in Fairplain in October 2016.

The defense rested after Taylor’s testimony and the trial is scheduled to resume Tuesday.


Information from: WCHS-TV, http://www.wchstv.com

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