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      Defense set to begin in case of missing SC boy

      COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The prosecution is wrapping up its case against the mother of a missing South Carolina toddler.

      Prosecutors expect on Wednesday to rest their case against Zinah Jennings on a charge of unlawful conduct toward a child.

      Amir Jennings was 18 months old when he was last seen around Thanksgiving, and his mother has refused to tell police where he is but said she left him somewhere safe.

      Defense attorneys will begin their case after the prosecution finishes.

      Jennings gave birth to a baby girl last week, and a judge ruled that she is well enough to stay on trial this week. A high school friend testified last week Jennings told her she was stressed and pondered selling or giving away the boy.

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