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Michigan Man on Trial in 2012 Death of Infant

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IONIA, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan man is standing trial on murder and child abuse charges in the 2012 death of one of his twin infant sons.

Testimony began Monday in the trial of 28-year-old Keith Thibeault of Portland. The trial in Ionia County Circuit Court could last two weeks.

Authorities say Everette Thibeault was brought to Sparrow Hospital in Lansing in March 2012 with injuries consistent with physical abuse. The child was 3 months old at the time and later died. Authorities have said the surviving twin had a broken leg.

Prosecutors say Keith Thibeault gave several versions of what happened and "inflicted" head trauma that caused the death.

Defense lawyer Kevin Peterson says brain swelling that occurred over the month before the child's death after the infant fell is to blame.

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