Defense rests case without calling Bradley Young to testify

Bradley Young (WLWT Photo).
Bradley Young (WLWT Photo).

HAMILTON, Ohio (WLWT) – The defense of a man accused of killing a 2-year-old girl rested its case Monday without calling him to testify.

Bradley Young is facing charges for the death of his girlfriend’s daughter, Kinsley. Prosecutors say she was beaten to death, and that Young is responsible.

Judge Keith Spaeth decided last week that the girl’s mother, Rebekah Kinner, was not competent to testify in her boyfriend’s trial.

Earlier Monday, based on that decision, the defense asked for the case to be dismissed, based on lack of evidence.

But Spaeth said that prosecutors had more evidence than Kinner’s testimony, and said he would not dismiss the case.

Attorney Frank Schiavone III then made a second motion for dismissal, saying that none of the remaining witnesses could testify that Young caused the girl’s injuries.

But Spaeth said that there was credible evidence that supports the state’s theory that Young was holding the child when she sustained her injuries.

Schiavone called several witnesses to the stand, including Young’s roommate and Rebekah Kinner’s grandmother, then rested his case just before noon without calling Young to the stand. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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