‘We have no words’ Autopsy photos re-traumatize family and defendant’s mother testifies

Muffled sobs were heard in court Thursday as autopsy photos of a young mother and her three young children were displayed on a large screen for the jury seated in general seating, outside the jury box.

On the other side of the courtroom rope, 20 family members saw the stab wounds, head wounds of the three children slammed against something so hard they were likely knocked unconscious and evidence of a ligature around the neck of the mother – manually strangled, suffocated as her face was pressed against something hard and tied with a ligature around her neck.