Testimony to begin in Michael Davis trial

August 19, 2016 07:33 AM

Testimony will begin Friday in the trial of a Troy man accused of killing his girlfriend's 2-year-old daughter.

Prosecutors say Michael Davis squeezed Viola Davis to death. But the defense argues Davis woke up to find the little girl was unresponsive so he tried to perform CPR.

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Viola Davis died of blunt force trauma.

Police say Michael Davis was the only person with her when she died.


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