Man who placed baby in oven begins trial

Mugshot for 20-year-old Gregory Colver.

June 29, 2011 5:24:43 PM PDT
A Daly City father faces charges of burning his young son in an oven.

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.