Dad WILLIAM PAGE is currently on trial for sexually abusing his 23-month-old daughter, then abandoning her outside in a wooded area to freeze to death. Words fail in describing someone --some IT--like this.
Jurors See Autopsy Photos in Braddock Toddler Death Trial
Posted: 12:54 pm EDT March 15,2010
Updated: 1:59 pm EDT March 15,2010
PITTSBURGH -- Jurors in the trial of a Braddock man accused in his daughter’s death were shown photographs taken during the toddler’s autopsy.
An Allegheny County medical examiner testified Monday that 23-month-old Nyia Page’s body was completely frozen when she was found February 2007 in a wooded area about four blocks from her Braddock home.
Jurors on Monday saw photos showing Nyia’s body covered by leaves and twigs seemingly frozen to her body.
Her father, William Page, 26, is accused of sexually abusing the child and leaving her outside in the cold to die.
Under cross-examination, the forensic pathologist said he found no evidence of physical trauma on Nyia.
On Friday, prosecutors showed jurors photos of handprints and footprints Nyia made in the snow.
Police said the child was wearing only a sweater and a diaper and that tiny footprints in the snow suggest the girl walked around before she died.
Police testified last week they also found blood-stained underwear, a Terrible Towel and a blood-stained child's shirt in the home's basement, an area which, police said, Page referred to as his dungeon.
Page could face the death penalty if convicted.