|Published:||Dec 17, 2012 2:45 PM EST|
|Updated:||Dec 17, 2012 2:45 PM EST|
MIAMI (AP) - The legal custodian of missing Florida foster child Rilya Wilson says she suspected the worst when the girl disappeared but did nothing because she was afraid of getting the blame.
The testimony Monday came from Pamela Graham, whose live-in lover Geralyn Graham is accused of killing 4-year-old Rilya in late 2000 and disposing of her body. Geralyn Graham was Rilya's main caretaker, although Pamela had legal custody.
Pamela Graham says her companion was domineering and controlling, so she went along with a lie that a state welfare worker had picked up Rilya and never returned her. Pamela Graham also said she was afraid of going to jail herself.
Geralyn Graham insists she is innocent. She faces life in prison if convicted. The trial is expected to last through mid-January.
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