Day 2 of trial for Stockton Springs woman accused of killing son

Published: Oct. 6, 2022 at 1:54 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 6, 2022 at 7:01 PM EDT
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BELFAST, Maine (WABI) - The second half of day two of the trial of the Stockton Springs woman accused of killing her 3-year-old son began with Sherry Johnson on the witness stand.

Johnson is the mother of 36-year-old Jessica Trefethen who’s charged with the murder of Maddox Williams and has pleaded not guilty.

Johnson testified she had witnessed Trefethen discipline Maddox by laying him down on the couch and telling him to turn his head towards the wall because Maddox reminded her of his father.

She also testifies witnessing Trefethen hit Maddox a few times including slapping him in the mouth.

When asked by the State if she noticed Maddox with a missing tooth, Johnson said she did on two different occasions. She said Trefethen explained Maddox fell both times.

Johnson admitted on the stand she told officers she dropped Trefethen off at a different location when they came to her home looking for her daughter for questioning, although Trefethen was in her back bedroom.

She has a case pending for hindering apprehension.

The trial will resume on Friday.