For the defense, Charles M. Rittgers said Richardson suffered from an eating disorder that led to her weight fluctuation.
The jury viewed video of Richardson’s interrogation by police, and Rittgers said investigators pressured Richardson by telling her an expert said her baby had been burned. Rittgers has said that expert later recanted that testimony.
The defense team has said the second interrogation was key because of the pressure and misleading statements made by police.
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