Witness Testimony Continues in Taft Murder Trial

By Lindsay Nielsen

August 16, 2012 Updated Aug 16, 2012 at 6:28 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Testimony in the murder trial of Veronica Taft Thursday focused on evidence collected at the crime scene.

Taft is accused of killing her 2-year-old son Lyric Taft in Binghamton in 2010.

One witnesses was questioned for hours on Thursday about how and why he collected certain evidence at the home on 4 and a half Fayette Street where Lyric Taft was killed.

Binghamton Police Investigator Matthew Zandy told jurors he found vomit stains on the bed Lyric Taft's body was found in.

Zandy was questioned about photos he took at the crime scene, including a large hole in the living room wall.

Zandy told jurors he did not find any evidence of blood in the house, but also said it was not a case where he would be actively looking for blood, because blood was only found in Lyric's ear and swelled in places inside his body.

The defense asked Zandy why he did not perform any DNA tests on clothing or other items taken from the house, and also on Lyric's diaper where there was blood.

Zandy told jurors doing the testing would not have given any information about what happened to Lyric.

The defense also questioned the integrity of the crime scene.

Zandy said there were children in the bedroom after Lyric was taken to the hospital at one point to gather clothing.

Another witness says she called child protective services on Taft because of her treatment of Lyric.

A man who was in the Taft home on December 29 told jurors he only saw three of Taft's children and not Lyric that night.

Testimony continues Friday.