Marie Lloyd Testifies in Riddle Trial
by Sammy Edmonds
posted May 22 2014 4:14PM
The mother of the 2-year old girl who died from mysterious burns at her Marion home a year ago took the witness stand yesterday in the trial of the man accused in connection with her daughter’s death.
Marie Lloyd is also charged with Neglect in connection with the death of 2-year old Arianna Carmack in February of 2013. Lloyd left Arianna and her two siblings in the care of Donald Riddle, who is accused of letting the little girl die in her bed instead of seeking medical attention.
Lloyd faces trial on the same charges later this year.
Lloyd 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 admitted that she and Riddle regularly used drugs and even dealt in marijuana from her home.
Lloyd is expected back on the witness stand again today in Grant County Superior Court 2.