Trial resumes for Fla. missing foster child
MIAMI (WSVN) -- Testimony has resumed in the trial of a South Florida woman accused of killing her 4-year-old foster child who has been missing for over 10 years.
The jury gathered at the Metro Justice building in Miami on Wednesday morning for day three of the Rilya Wilson case and heard from the accused's family friend. Laquica Tuff testified in the case against Geralyn Graham for the death of Rilya. She went missing 10 years ago and is presumed dead.
She said her and her mother visited the Graham home more than a dozen times and noticed that little Rilya received far less attention and affection than her younger sister.
Tuff said she noticed strange marks on the child during a dinner outing with the Graham Family. "She was scarred up on her arms ... in her head. There were scrapes on her arms. There was a gash on her forehead."
She said the defendant blamed the marks on Wilson's clumsiness, but Tuff said she never observed Wilson being clumsy.
The witness never saw the child again, and when she asked the defendant about the little girl, Grant said Wilson was on a series of trips to Disney World and New York.
She added that Graham had mentioned the government money she received for Wilson's care just was not enough.
Graham faces a potential life sentence if convicted of first-degree murder.
The trial is expected to last about five weeks.
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