Antrone Smith is charged with the murder of his 2-year-old.
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Trial begins in 2011 infant death case

CINCINNATI - On Monday, a jury began deliberating the case against a man accused of beating his toddler to death in October.

Police say on Oct. 21, 2011, Antrone Smith called 911 to report a medical emergency at his Westwood home. DaMarcus Jackson, his 2-year-old son, died one day later from blunt force trauma to the abdomen, according to reports.

DeMarcus had extensive injuries including contusions to his jaw, eye, legs, arms and midsection when he arrived at the hospital, said Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters. DeMarcus also had lacerations on his genital area, his neck, ear and buttocks, he added.

The child had been in foster care for most of his life before being returned to his biological parents.

Smith, 29, was indicted on charges of murder and felonious assault. If convicted of the charges smith faces the death penalty. Smith's trial began Feb. 27.

The jury heard closing arguments in the trial at 8:30 a.m. Monday in Judge West's courtroom.

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