INDIANA, INDIANA COUNTY - A jury will decide whether a local man should die for murdering a baby. The penalty phase started Monday morning in Indiana County.
The same jurors last week found Joshua Turner guilty of beating a 19-month-old boy to death.
The 20-year-old Cambria County man is facing execution. His attorneys said that option should be taken off the table because Turner has a low IQ.
The jury has only two options: the death penalty or life in prison without parole.
Turner was convicted of first-degree murder for the October, 2008 death of his ex-girlfriend's child. A coroner's report and photographs showed bite marks, bruises, and signs of strangulation on the baby's body.