Amy Holder takes stand on day eight of trial
Amy Holder’s defense team weighed their options back-and-forth on whether or not to allow the defendant to take the witness stand. On Thursday, the team decided to allow Holder to take the stand.
Holder could face up to life and/or one year in the county jail and a fine between $500 and $5000.00, or both.
The court room was filled with an estimated group of 45 supporters for Holder, who was on the stand for nearly three hours, including 90 minutes of cross-examination by Logan County Assistant District Attorney Vincent Antonioll on day eight of the trial.
Holder, 39 of Edmond, testified the morning of January 20, the day Naomi died, that she tried to verbally wake Naomi up, but notice she did not wiggle and felt cold. Holder said she then put the child in her bed to try to warm her up, but realized her eyes were partially open and closed. She then went to the kitchen called 911 and performed CPR until authorities arrived. Naomi was announced dead shortly after.
Upon being cross-examined by prosecutors, Holder, who wiped tears away throughout being questioned, said she left Naomi in her bedroom while she went and laid down in the living room around 2:30 a.m. and notice Naomi several hours later.
Prosecutors accused Holder of using multiple fans to drown out the noise that Naomi was making as Holder laid in the other room.
Neither attorney was able for comment due to a gag order that was put into effect earlier in the week by the judge.
Day nine of the trial is set to begin Friday morning at 9:00 a.m.