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Testimony begins in re-trial of man convicted of killing toddler

3:52 PM, Mar 11, 2013   |    comments
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Testimony started Monday in a re-trial for a man once convicted of killing a toddler.

Paul Jerome Johnson, Jr. was convicted in July 2010 of felony murder and aggravated child abuse in the death of Joseph Manning. The 18-month-old was the son of Johnson's girlfriend.

Special Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood agreed to give Johnson a new trial last April, after the judge who presided over his original trial admitted to drug abuse while on the bench.

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