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Opening Arguments Presented in Eskew Trial

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Jury selection for the Jasmine Nicole Eskew trial concluded this morning, and the official trial started this afternoon.

Opening arguments were made in the trial of Eskew this afternoon. After one key motion on a person who could play a key role in the case, limits were placed, but Prosecuting Attorney John Parker never changed the state's argument.

Parker reiterated that "it was medically diagnosed as non-accidental trauma. Which is child abuse. Her mother Jasmine Eskew was the only person who admitted to physical harm that day."

Eskew's defense say she was a good mother and that her boyfriend was the one who injured the child.

Defense Attorney Jennifer Streano told the jury "you are going to hear that Jasmine was a loving, caring mother for Brooklynn.  This child was a gift to the whole family."

The defense also said that stress led to a false confession, but the prosecution said the contrary and focused on the original confession.

Parker reiterated the charging documents saying "she could be describe her screaming for no apparent reason. She said she calmed down, and ultimately admitted to the harm later."

The trial resumes tomorrow morning.

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