LARGO, Fla. — There may be hundreds of witnesses set to testify when the Charisse Stinson trial starts in March.
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During a brief pretrial hearing Monday, it was determined the defense and the state collectively have nearly 300 witnesses right now. Both sides still have more depositions to take before her trial, which is set to start March 2, 2020.
Stinson is charged with first-degree murder in the death of her toddler son, Jordan Belliveau.
The 2-year-old was found dead in a wooden area of Largo on September 4, 2018, after Stinson had reported him missing.
She originally told Largo police that she had accepted a ride from a man who she said had kidnapped Jordan. Police sent out an Amber Alert; however, Jordan was found dead a few days later.
Stinson later told police that she hit Jordan, causing his head to hit a wall and resulting in a seizure.
Jordan died a few hours later. The medical examiner determined the cause of death was from blunt force trauma.
Another pretrial hearing is scheduled for January 21.