Closing arguments are underway in the murder trial of a Port St. Lucie man accused of killing his 2-year-old foster child.
Prosecutors said Michael Beer beat Trysten Adams to death in 2014.
They said Beer was the only adult home at the time of the incident.
An autopsy by the St. Lucie County Medical Examiner showed Trysten suffered cuts to his liver, and internal bleeding and bruising that were consistent with blunt force trauma.
Beer has denied beating, kicking or punching Trysten that Sunday afternoon in September.
Beer’s attorney, Lance Richard, believes inappropriate chest compressions that were performed by medical personnel at the hospital may have contributed to the blunt force trauma that caused the child’s death.
The 12-member jury is expected to start deliberating Wednesday afternoon.
Beers is facing first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse charges.