The first-degree murder trial of former foster mom Jules Lynn Cuneo has recessed for the day to give a juror who fainted time to recover.
The 29-year-old juror slumped out of her chair around 11:35 a.m. while jurors were listening to the testimony of El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputy Donnie Baca.
Baca described the scene he found when he responded to a 911 call from Cuneo’s house with a report of an unconscious child.
The child, Alize Vick, died the next day of a closed head injury.
Several people went to the juror’s aid, including Baca and a district attorney’s investigator.
Fourth Judicial District Judge Larry Schwartz stepped down from the bench to check on the juror. Defense attorney Dennis Hartley grabbed a plastic bag to hand to her.
After a few moments, the woman appeared to be OK. The judge declared the trial in recess. Deputies summoned paramedics and cleared the courtroom.
Testimony is scheduled to resume at 8:30 a.m Friday.