Marie Lloyd Testifies in Riddle Trial-UPDATE
by Sammy Edmonds
posted May 22 2014 4:20PM
The mother of the little old girl who died from mysterious burns at her Marion home a year ago is back on the witness stand today in the trial of the man accused in connection with her daughter’s death.
Marie Lloyd is testifying against Donald Riddle, even though she too is charged with Neglect in connection with the death of 2-year old Arianna Carmack. Lloyd left Arianna and her two siblings in the care of Riddle, who is accused of failing to get medical attention for the girl until she was already dead.
Marie Lloyd faces trial on the same charges later this year.
Lloyd has testified that she had nothing to do with the child’s death, but acknowledged that she made a huge mistake in leaving her children in Riddle’s care. She also admitted that she and Riddle regularly used drugs and even sold marijuana from her home.
Riddle’s trial is expected to take up much of this week before it goes to the jury in Grant County Superior Court 2.