Also on the stand Tuesday was a pediatrician at UNC Children's Hospital, who treated the four-year-old girl back in 2010 when she arrived in the emergency room, testified about the extent of the child's injuries.
Dr. Kenya McNeill used the word "torture," in his testimony, which created some controversy.
The judge actually ruled the value of him using the word did not outweigh the prejudicial value of it even though the state argued that they are seeking a first degree murder conviction because of the torture.
Richardson is charged with torturing and killing Skiba while her mother was away for military training.
He could face the death penalty if convicted.