The first witness to take the stand was Matt Jones, who found 22-month-old Tamryn unresponsive in the home of Tiffany Klapheke. Jones described that as soon as he entered the house, he saw Klapheke sitting in the floor holding Tamryn. He stated that she looked up at him and said, "Bring my baby back..." Jones immediately began lifesaving measures.
The second and third witnesses to take the stand were both Abilene Police Department detectives. The first was Detective Moscarelli, who recalled smelling a terrible stench before he entered the home. Detective Cowan testified that the eldest daughter, Taberley, was eating cereal when he arrived, but that she seemed lethargic and acting much different than the average 3-year-old.
The jury heard from two other witnesses as well, both were first responders to the Klapheke home.
Tomorrow, the jury will watch a nearly 7-hour video of an interview that was taken with Tiffany Klapheke as soon as she was taken to the law enforcement center.
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