Updated:UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) (AP)ong> - A southwestern Pennsylvania man goes on trial Monday in the beating death of his girlfriend's 4-year-old son.
Patrick Haney Jr., 29, could face the death penalty if convicted of first-degree murder in Fayette County in the September 2011 death of Trenton St. Clair.
The selection of jurors and alternates was completed Friday for the trial.
The child's mother, 30-year-old Heather Forsythe, of Point Marion, pleaded guilty last week to endangering the welfare of a child.
Prosecutors allege that Haney systematically beat the boy over several weeks and that his mother knew about the abuse but did nothing to stop it.
They have recommended a sentence of 2 1/2 to five years for Forsythe, who is scheduled to testify in Haney's trial.
Trial slated for man in beating death of girlfriend's son
Report: Admitted drug dealer caught in stolen car
Metro Atlanta man set to cash in on extremely rare baseball card
Third Hernandez suicide note addressed to inmate, lawyer says
Todd Chrisley and his wife owe the state nearly $800,000, documents say