The trial began Tuesday afternoon for the Monroe County man accused of abusing and killing his 5-month old daughter in 2016.
Prosecutors say Anthony Gudino, 27, beat his infant daughter Aurora, who died shortly after she was taken to the emergency room.
The prosecution alleges Gudino was under the influence of drugs and alcohol the day baby Aurora died and that he was drunk when he brought her to the emergency room.
Investigators say Gudino, who lived near the East Stroudsburg University campus, asked an ESU police officer for a ride to the hospital after he found his daughter unresponsive in her baby swing.
In their opening statements, prosecutors said an autopsy found injuries to the baby's body, including a skull fracture and brain bleeding, that are consistent with child abuse injuries.
The first witness called to testify was an emergency room physician who treated the baby the day she died.
The doctor described Anthony Gudino as "distracting" in the ER when staff were trying to figure out what was wrong with his child and continually asked them if they thought someone had hurt the baby.
The doctor also testified the baby's mother, Gudino's wife, didn't want to go near him in the ER and yelled "I told you this would happen."
If convicted of homicide, Gudino could face life in prison.
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