SAN ANTONIO -- A local doctor who watched Gianna Espinaza, 2, take her last breaths was on the stand Friday in the trial of Andrisela Ng.
Ng is on trial for the beating of her daughter Gianna, but Ng claims the baby died after falling off a couch. This is the second time Ng is being tried for her daughter's death after the first one ended in a mistrial.
"There was some mention of possible jumping on a bed," Dr. Megan O'Brien of North Central Baptist Hospital said.
Dr. O'Brien testified that Ng said her daughter was "clumsy" and that "she hadn't been acting right for a couple of weeks."
For the second day, the prosecution emphasized that the child's bruises and brain injuries weren't accidental or from a fall. Dr. O'Brien's testimony included recounting the little girl's final moments of life when she, with arms rigid, went into several convulsions. The doctor said this is common in traumatic brain juries.
At one point during Friday's proceedings, Ng looked away in tears while Dr. Jennifer Rulon of the Bexar County Medical Examiner showed in detail all of the injuries the child suffered.
"I never see these kind of bruises on a kid that dies accidentally," Rulon said.
Instead, Rulon testified the autopsy provided leads that were indicative of a homicide rather than an accident.
Ng's defense was only able to counter the testimony with the fact that no one knows exactly where the bruises came from.