MARTINSBURG, W.Va. --Â The attorney for a woman to be tried this week in the death of her infant son asked a circuit judge Monday to restrict the presentation of autopsy photographs, which he argued were gruesome.
The color photographs depict skull fractures to 7-month-old Skylar Trigg Boggs, who died Aug. 19, 2008, as a result of blunt-force trauma, police have said.
The boy's mother, Monica W. Boggs of Hedgesville, W.Va., was indicted on charges of death of a child by a parent, guardian or custodian, child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury and gross child neglect creating substantial risk of bodily injury.
Her trial was scheduled to start Tuesday morning.
Boggs, 20, wiped tears from her eyes and held fingers over her ears as attorneys and 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge Gray Silver III discussed three images.