Taft Murder Trial Update

By Cristina Frank

Taft Murder Trial Update

August 15, 2012 Updated Aug 15, 2012 at 4:04 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A neighbor who did CPR on a 2-year-old takes the stand in the murder trial of the child's mother.

Veronica Taft is fighting second degree murder charges in the death of her 2-year-old son, Lyric.

Police say Lyric was found beaten to death in his bed in December of 2010 at 4 1/2 Fayette Street.

Testimony continues Wednesday, when a neighbor and his wife testified that Veronica showed little to no emotion while he attempted to revive her son.

The defense said both witnesses are trying to downplay Veronica's emotions.

He added in original statements, both witnesses first said Veronica was hysterical and was crying at the time.

The wife said she had called Child Protective Services on Veronica after seeing her smoke marijuana while holding her youngest child at the time and that there were a lot of parties at the house.