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Trial resumes for mother accused of throwing child off balcony

BEAUFORT CO., SC (WTOC) -

The trial resumes Tuesday for a Beaufort County mother accused of trying to kill her 3-year-old daughter by throwing her off a balcony. 

This is a bench trial for Shayla Bryan, which means there is no jury. 

Police say in December 2011, they were called out to Cross Creek Apartments after a report of a child falling off a balcony. After investigating, officials determined that the child's injuries were intentional and not consistent with a fall. 

The state called the responding officer as their first witness on Monday.  

Shayla Bryan is charged with attempted murder and could face up to 24 years in prison if she is convicted.

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