BELFAST — ­Jessica Trefethen’s murder trial today was continued until Oct. 17 after the lead prosecutor contracted COVID-19. Trefethen is being tried for depraved indifference murder in the June 20, 2021, death of her 3-year-old son Maddox Williams.

The trial started Oct. 5 with the state calling several witnesses during its first three days. Witnesses include medical professionals, investigators and people who were close to Trefethen and Maddox.

The trial will resume Oct. 17 in the Waldo County Judicial Center.

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