Jury deciding Bradley Young's fate in murder trial for death of 2-year-old Kinsley Kinner

Did Bradley Young beat Kinsley Kinner to death?
Posted at 6:47 AM, Oct 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-04 12:21:58-04

HAMILTON, Ohio -- After 23 witnesses and more than 150 pieces of evidence, it all comes down to whether or not the jury believes Bradley Young shook and punched 2-year-old Kinsley Kinner in the moments before she stopped breathing. 

Butler County Prosecutor Mike Gmoser told jurors that Young was alone on the couch with Kinsley when she went limp in December 2015.

The only testimony that supported that came from Young's former girlfriend Rebekah Kinner, but it was thrown out when Judge Keith Spaeth ruled her incompetent Friday. Kinner is already serving 11 years in prison after pleading guilty in Kinsley's death.

Defense attorney Frank Schiavone III said the evidence didn't back up the prosecutor's story and placed blame on Kinner, Kinsley's mother. He says it was Young who who started CPR while calling 911.  

"All the evidence, I believe, would point the finger at Rebekah Kinner," Schiavone said. "That child was not beaten by a man."

Young's defense team rested its case earlier Monday after four days of dramatic testimony. Young was not asked to take the stand.

Early Tuesday morning, Spaeth will read his instructions to the jury and they will begin deliberations. WCPO will be in the courtroom around the clock until the jury reaches a verdict.