David W. Doonan
Jury selection began Tuesday in the murder trials of Amanda Beaty and Roger Prince. The pair are charged with first degree murder in the 2014 death of Beaty’s 17-month-old son Levi. The trial was moved from Morgan County to Loudon County due to issues with the defense on being able to seat an impartial jury. Prince, right, confers with his attorney.
Baby Levi Trial Begins

The trial involving the death of one-year-old Levi Beaty got underway at the Loudon County Courthouse on Tuesday with jury selection.

Amanda Beaty and Rodger Dale Prince have been charged with first-degree murder in the case.

Levi Beaty died on June 1, 2014. The autopsy report said Levi died of blood loss, but noted other injuries, such as a splintered spine, bruising and other trauma.