- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

LUFKIN, Texas (AP) - A pathologist has testified that the 2013 death of a 2-month-old East Texas baby occurred due to malnutrition and dehydration.

Dr. Candace Schoppe (SHAH’-pee) testified for the prosecution in the Lufkin murder trial of the boy’s parents, 19-year-old DeQuisha Jackson and 20-year-old Isaiah Tolliver.

Attorneys for the couple begin their defense Wednesday in the trial involving the death of Imauri (uh-MAR’-ee) Jackson.

Schoppe, who took the stand Tuesday before prosecutors rested their case, says the infant was very small, emaciated and severely dehydrated.

Autopsy results indicated the baby weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces at birth. He weighed 5 pounds, 6 ounces when he died in October 213. The death was ruled a homicide due to neglect.

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