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Toledo mom's interrogation tape shown in court

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A Toledo mother accused of hitting her child's head on a hard surface told detectives over and over she didn't hurt her son. The tape of officers questioning Amanda Bacon was played in court today.  

Amanda Bacon signed a paper and agreed to talk to detectives about who she claims abused her baby. Bacon told detectives her roommate was watching the baby. When she came home her five month old son Avery had a knot on his head

"I got in the car with him he took me to get cigarettes we went to the motel when I came back knocked on the door Frank is holding my son in his arms. He had water all over his face. He tried splashing water on him. I said what's wrong with my kid. He said I think I fell asleep on him I don't know what happened he must have fell. There was a lump on his head so I know he did not fall his ears were purple inside like I told you," said Amanda Bacon.

On the tape Bacon admitted to lying to detectives when they talked to her at the hospital.

"Why didn't you tell the truth," said Detective Kermit Quinn.
" I didn't know what happened I wasn't there I didn't know what happened I was freaking out. I was in shock and I asked Frank on the way to the hospital what should I tell them," said Amanda Bacon.

Bacon never admitted to abusing her son but investigators did not believe her story.  Multiple detectives helped to work the case. Detective Jay Gast pulled bacons text phone messages.
He said her son was hurt before she left home to have sex with a man in exchange for money

"When you left with Percy my baby's head is swelling and his ears are turning purple. Right he had a bump on his head. You didn't say that the baby's head is swelling and his ears are turning purple. Now you can circle all around all you want to and try to tell all the lies and minimize all you want the fact remains you are Avery's mother . You did it," said Detective Jay Gast.
" I didn't do it," said Amanda Bacon.
" I think you're lying," said Detective Gast.

Court resumes Tuesday morning at 9:30am.

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