LATEST: The trial of Kenneth Davis

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Kenneth Davis faces 7 counts of abuse or neglect of a child. Davis denies these allegations.

On Monday, September 9, 2019, lawyers selected the jury.

This morning (Tuesday, September 10, 2019) the jury heard opening statements, were presented evidence and heard testimony from the victim as well as the nurse who treated the victim.

Davis’ second-cousin and former roommate testified about what happened that night, how he distracted Davis by taking him to the store and arranging for police to pull them over and arrest him.

A woman who helped Davis buy gas the afternoon of the incident and the Greene County deputy who responded to the home also testified.

Two young witnesses could not identify Davis in court, one of those witnesses is the alleged victim.

Over 20 possible witnesses could testify on Tuesday.

In an unrelated case, Davis also faces a charge of abuse of a child resulting in death.

2-year-old Kinzlea Kilgore died in May of 2018.

Davis faces charges in Kilgore’s death in Dallas County.

He is set to be arraigned in that case on September 17th.

This is a developing story.

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