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Woman accused of killing infant son points finger at roommate

Amanda Bacon (File photo) Amanda Bacon (File photo)
TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

A woman accused of killing her own young son continued her testimony Tuesday, claiming it was her roommate who was watching the child when he was hurt. 

Amanda Bacon told the jury that she moved in with a man named Frank Jones, and claimed she became a prostitute because of him. Bacon claims Jones was her pimp.

Jones testified last week that he agreed to allow Bacon and her son Avery to live with him in exchange for sex from Bacon.

Bacon told the court she made her son a bottle and laid him down near some toys before leaving the apartment the night he was injured. Avery later died of his injuries.

Bacon claims she left Avery in the car of Jones when she went out. Bacon says Jones told her he would take the child to the hospital, as she had to go to an appointment with a regular client. She testified that when she returned, she noticed a bump on her son's head. 

Bacon: "I asked him what happened to my son"

Defense attorney: "And what was his response?"

Bacon: "He said he didn't know, that he fell asleep and that he think my son rolled off the bed."

Defense attorney: "And what did you do next?"

Bacon: "I asked Frank to take my son to the hospital. I had a warrant out for my arrest and Frank told me that if I went to the hospital and they arrested me, what was I going to do? And I was scared to go because I knew I had a warrant and if I got arrested then I wouldn't be able to be there to care for my child."

Jones told the jury a very different story last week, saying he came home to see Bacon throwing Avery.

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