Testimony continued Wednesday in the trial of an Oakwood woman who is accused of arrainging the murder of her husband.
46 year old Judith Hawkey is charged with aggravated murder; four counts of endangering children; and insurance fraud. Her trial began on Oct. 28.
The charges allege that she caused her then 10-year-old stepson who is now 20 years old, to shoot and kill her husband, the boy’s father back in November of 2003 at their home in Mark Center.
Prosecutors say Hawkey also abused the boy physically and committed insurance fraud by collecting benefits from her husband’s death.
Yesterday’s testimony centered around a book titled “A Child Called It”, which is the story of the author’s experiences as an abused child. Defense attorneys say there are many similarities with the abuse case and the claims made by Hawkey’s step-son.
Hawkey’s daughter from a previous relationship testified that she had read the book “A Child Called It.” And she testified that she saw her step-brother with the book while he was in sixth grade.