Taft Murder Trial Continues

By Cristina Frank

Taft Murder Trial Continues

August 14, 2012 Updated Aug 14, 2012 at 12:17 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Testimony continues in the murder trial of mother accused of killing her 2-year-old son.

Tuesday morning, jurors heard opening statements in the trial of Veronica Taft of Baldwinsville.

She is charged with second degree murder for the December 2010 death of 2-year-old Lyric Taft.

In Broome County court, the prosecution told the jury Veronica had a history of abusing Lyric.

He says Taft would beat the boy that he suffered lacerations to his liver, head trauma and other serious injuries.

The Defense said many of the prosecutions' witnesses are not reliable and have changed stories over time.

Police said Lyric was found dead in his bed at 4 1/2 Fayette Street in Binghamton in December of 2010.