PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) — The trial for a Wilkinsburg woman charged in the death of her 3-year-old daughter began Tuesday afternoon with emotional testimony from four family members.
Adrienne Williams is accused of suffocating her daughter, Adrionna, and dumping the child’s body in ravine in June of 2015.
She is charged with homicide.
Williams sat quietly through the first day of her trial, appearing to break down once as a relative cried through testimony.
Family members told the jury that Williams dropped the little girl off at her mother’s home before work and that Adrionna followed Williams out of the house asking for a hug and kiss, and then disappeared.
Relatives said they searched the house and neighborhood before calling 911.
Adrionna’s body was later found in Swissvale by a woman walking her dog.
The prosecution claims the 26-year-old from Wilkinsburg suffocated her daughter because the girl needed help cleaning herself after using the bathroom.
Charges of endangering the welfare of a child and failing to provide medical aid were previously dismissed.
The trial is expected to last through next week.
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