Detective: Fetus found at home of Nixzmary Brown

Defense attorneys for Cesar Rodriguez continued to point the finger at the defendant?s wife, Nixzaliz Santiago, Friday in the trial over the death of 7-year-old Nixzmary Brown.

Rodriguez?s lawyers showed jurors photos of a jar containing a fetus. In testimony, investigators said it was discovered on a bedroom dresser in the Greene Avenue apartment where Nixzmary was found beaten to death two years ago.

According to Rodriguez?s lawyer Jeffrey Schwartz, Santiago suffered a miscarriage several months prior to Nixzmary?s death and blamed her daughter, who he said was a ?difficult child to raise.?

Prosecutors said that the presence of the fetus had no bearing on who murdered Nixzmary.

The pre-trial for Santiago also continued Friday, with her lawyers asking for a postponement because they think the media attention surrounding Rodriguez?s trial could have a negative impact on potential jurors.

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