(EL DORADO, Kan.) — Prosecutors say she was covered in bruises, and lost six teeth before going to the hospital. Tuesday a judge rules a couple will go to trial in the death of an El Dorado toddler. Alyssa Haag and Justin Edwards were in court for a preliminary hearing. They're charged with murder in the death of Haag's 18-month-old daughter Jayla.
“Sometimes it sounded like things were hitting the wall. So I don’t know if that would have been Jayla. Sometimes I would wake up and hear her crying and then she would just go silent and then I’d hear her gasping for air like she was being choked,” said roommate Jennifer Quarter.
Quarter describes suspicious noises she heard baby Jayla endure. Friends and family were brought to tears over the depiction. She also told police Justin would sometimes pop the 18 month old in the mouth, though she on stand she says she never saw it.