It would inflame the jury and it is highly prejudicial.
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It would be an emotionally charged trial, so it would be important to limit the impact that photos and a video might have. Facts are important not inflaming the emotions of the jury.
Hopefully this won’t be plagiarism on your part, if so retain at attorney who specializes in education issues. The images of the dead baby can sway the jury into an emotional reaction rather that a decision after deliberation of the evidence. For example, the totality of the evidence might lean toward reasonable doubt (i.e. not guilty) but the heinousness of the offense against a child might cause the jury to consciously or subconsciously overlook that reasonable doubt to find some kind of justice for the child.
As a tactical matter, it is always good to try to keep the district attorney (i..e the prosecution) from introducing any evidence. The idea is to whittle down the amount of information they are permitted to rely upon. With photographs and video you want to question how that evidence was collected, how it was stored, whether it was enhanced or altered in any manner.
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