Jurors watch interview of dad accused in toddler son's death

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David Creato appears in court soon after his 2015 arrest for allegedly killing his 3-year-old son Brendan. David Creato appears in court soon after his 2015 arrest for allegedly killing his 3-year-old son Brendan.
CAMDEN -

Jurors have ended their second day of deliberations in the murder trial of a Camden County man accused of killing his 3-year-old son because the boy had become an impediment to his relationship with a teenage girlfriend.

The panel deliberated for about six hours Wednesday and took another look at David Creato's interview with detectives. The judge also said they could listen again to a conversation secretly recorded by the boy's mother, but due to time constraints that will happen Thursday.

Creato maintains his son, Brendan, wandered away from his Haddon Township home in October 2015. The boy's pajama-clad body was found hours later about a mile from the home.

Prosecutors say Creato had the motive to kill his son. But Creato's lawyer argued prosecutors didn't show he was guilty.

Deliberations are expected to resume Thursday.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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