Closing Arguments Conclude Tahtinen Trial

By KBJR News 1

October 5, 2011 Updated Oct 5, 2011 at 5:43 PM CST

Closing arguments have concluded in the trial against Michael Tahtinen for the murder of 11-month-old Conner Robison.

The prosecution spoke first, revisiting the charges of Murder in the 2nd degree and Manslaughter in the 1st Degree, stating the types of injuries Conner suffered only could have been inflicted from a severe blunt force.

Conner, whose liver basically burst from the injury, also had bruises across his lower stomach, which the prosecution says couldn't not have come from a fall.

The defense wrapped up stating that nobody knows what happened, if the baby fell or not, and saying if a fall partially injured the liver, the following 5,400 to 5,500 CPR compressions could have made it worse.

Conner's mother, Amanda Robison watched the closing arguments sitting next to Tahtinen's family.

Written for the web by: Zach Vavricka
zvavricka@northlandsnewscenter.com

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