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Defense could begin case in central Wisconsin reckless homicide trial

STEVENS POINT, WI (WTAQ) - The defense could start making its case as early as Monday, as the reckless homicide trial of a central Wisconsin man enters its second week.  

28-year-old Reymundo Perez of Bancroft is accused of throwing his girlfriend's two-year-old son to the ground because he wouldn't stop crying. Felix Espinoza-Villa died two days after the incident in late October of 2011.  

Last week's testimony focused on prosecution witnesses and recorded interviews. Among other things, they showed where the child's mother had struck the youngster with a belt or a sandal -- and the defense is expected to argue that the injuries which killed Felix are due to the mother's actions.  

Perez is charged with first-degree reckless homicide and felony child abuse. The trial is scheduled to run through Thursday in Portage County Circuit Court.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)