Defense rests in case of missing SC toddler

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Attorneys have wrapped up their case in defense of a South Carolina mother charged in the case of her missing son.

Zinah Jennings' attorneys rested their case Thursday. The 23-year-old mother told a judge she did not want to testify in her own defense.

Jennings is on trial on a charge of unlawful conduct toward a child. Police say she won't tell them where the boy is.

Police say Amir was last seen during a visit to a Columbia bank with his mother in November 2011. A Lexington storeowner testified Thursday she saw the boy with Jennings nearly a month later, but prosecutors challenged that assertion.

Jennings faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted. Her mother testified Wednesday that she never believed Jennings would harm her son.

(Copyright 2012, The Associated Press)

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