Prosecutors seeking death penalty for man accused of killing 19-month-old

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - An Avondale man's trial has started after being accused of killing his 19-month-old son.

James Lyons, 28, has been charged with aggravated murder, felonious assault and child endangering.

A three judge panel will hear his case. Lyons' attorneys opted out of a jury trial so jurors wouldn't have to see the graphic autopsy photos of the victim, Jaden Jenkins.

Jaden died in September 2009 in North Avondale, and prosecutors say it was after months of severe abuse.

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

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