Published: Feb 28, 2013 9:17 AM EST
Updated: Feb 28, 2013 9:55 AM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Ryan Costello is on trial for allegedly beating his son Darwin to death after getting into a verbal and physical altercation with the child's mother, Whitney. The child died in 2010 after being brought to Healthpark Hospital in Fort Myers. When police went to the Costello's south Fort Myers home to investigate, they found a room that was later described as a marijuana grow room. They also found numerous bottles of oxycodone. Whitney Simonsen, the child's mother was arrested on drug charges. She accepted a plea deal to spend 10 years on probation in return for her testimony against her former fincee Ryan Costello in the murder trial.