Bostian Murder Trial – Wednesday Morning SummaryJanuary 11th, 2013 by iPhone
Day 2 of the Jackey Bostian first degree murder trial for the death of his 7 week old son began at 9 am.
Prosecution began the day by calling the infant’s maternal grandfather, Phillip Morris, who first noticed a “glassy look” in the baby’s eyes on February 1, 2011.
At 9:10, the defense attorney, Sara Hartness, began questioning him about his daughter’s anxiety issues. Morris repeated that Jessica’s doctors were “MD’s”; Hartness showed him a Google listing showing them with psychiatry as their medical specialty.
Morris described the ACH doctor’s description as “the baby’s injuries are like he hit a windshield at 60 MPH.”
He also told the court that ACH had questioned him about possible abuse of Jessica, when she was 11.
Morris was excused at 9:25, and an ambulance attendee was called to testify about comments Jessica’s mom made on the transfer to ACH, including that Jessica was treated there as a child for psychiatric / anxiety issues.
At 9:30, an EMT from the 911 call response told about the IO puncture that was done to start the IV. He testified that it was only a puncture, and wouldn’t have caused a break.
Spain had him clarify that the IO puncture didn’t affect the child’s collarbone, thigh, or foot.
The court took a recess at 9:45.
Court resumed at 10:00, with an RN from ACH testifying that she had seen Jackey picking up Ridley’s right arm and shaking it, but when cross-examined, records about the event didn’t reflect any shaking taking place.
Court was recessed at 10:15, waiting on the next scheduled witness to arrive from Little Rock.
At 10:40, a child abuse social worker from ACH took the stand. She testified that there were “inconsistencies” between the descriptions of events and the child’s injuries. She told the court that Jackey had a “small smile or smirk on his face” as the family was being told about the infant’s injuries. She also confirmed that Jessica had told the medical staff that Jackey dealt better with Ridley than she did.