Man who placed baby in oven begins trial

The trial for Gregory Colver, 20, began earlier this week with prosecutors alleging that the man accidentally dropped his 17-month-old son into an oven while trying to teach him a lesson.

Prosecutors allege Colver's son was banging his hand on the hot oven door, so Colver decided to teach him a lesson by placing him in the oven.

The infant suffered second- and third-degree burns.

Colver faces nine years in prison if convicted.

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