- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 25, 2015

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) - A trial is underway for a St. Louis-area man accused of strangling and sodomizing a baby.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (https://bit.ly/1CpxDQ2 ) reports that the trial for 26-year-old Jordan Lafayette Prince began Tuesday in St. Charles. He is charged with first-degree murder, child abuse and forcible sodomy.

The child’s mother, 27-year-old Jessica Lynn Howell, was sentenced to 25 years in prison earlier this year after pleading guilty to felony murder and child abuse.

Howell allegedly encouraged Prince to have sexual contact with her 4-month-old daughter in 2012. Ashlynn Lillith Peters was discovered lifeless inside Prince’s mobile home and later died of her injuries.

Prince’s attorney says he had nothing to do with the crime and noted that investigators found no DNA belonging to Prince that was consistent with their theory.

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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, https://www.stltoday.com

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