The trial came to a halt after the court grew emotional while a medical examiner recalled the graphic autopsy of a raped and murdered 8-year-old girl.
Jacksonville Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Valerie Rao was asked to give her testimony at the trial of 61-year-old Donald Smith, reports News 4 Jax.
Smith reportedly kidnapped, raped, and killed Cherish Perrywinkle in June 2013.
He allegedly lured her family with promises of new clothes and a McDonald’s meal at Wal-Mart after seeing the mother struggle to pay for her children’s outfits at a discount store.
Cherish’s mother, Rayne, recalls the moment Smith had deceived her into thinking he was just being a good Samaritan when he took her child and never came back.