Central Illinois man accused in 3-year-old's death

BLOOMINGTON - Jury selection has begun in the trial of a Colfax man who faces multiple charges, including murder, in the death of his girlfriend's 3-year-old son.

Jury selection in 25-year-old Nicholas Compton's trial started on Monday.  Authorities say Compton is accused of allegedly striking 3-year-old Robert Cramer in the abdomen in March 2013, causing damage that led to fatal seizure.  Compton has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.

The boy's mother, Danielle Fischer, also faces charges in this case.  She has also pleaded not guilty, and is scheduled to appear in court on January 29.

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