Murder trial begins in toddler's death

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) - The attorney for a man charged in the
suffocation death of a western Kentucky toddler says investigators
have wrongly discounted the possibility that other children might
have caused the boy's death.

Defense lawyer David Bundrick said in his opening statement on
Tuesday the investigation that ultimately placed blame on Ronald
Saunders II focused only on adults in the mobile home where Connor
Bachuss was found barely breathing in December 2010.

Bundrick said things that point to his client's innocence are
ignored in the investigation.

As the murder trial of Saunders began in McCracken Circuit
Court, Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Harris told jurors
that no one except Saunders - the boyfriend of the boy's mother -
could have killed the child, who was 2 years old.

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