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Jan 22, 2016 3:53 PM

Katlyn Marin appears in Nashua court day after daughter Brielle Gage would have been 5

NASHUA - Officers from the Nashua Police Department took turns taking the stand on Friday as they testified and released new details about the night they launched an investigation into the death of Brielle Gage.

"I told her to put the phone back down, and she told me she was texting her lawyer,” said Captain David Bailey recalling the night he arrived to the crime scene.

During the testimony, mother Katlyn Marin sat and listened as officers described her defense to clear her name the night of the incident.

Officers reiterated that Marin gave testimony that Gage was suffering from multiple seizures and that her death an accident.

"Brielle has another episode, and Katlyn tried to pick her up and tries to bring her down a flight of stairs then Katlyn slips and falls second time with Brielle down the stairs,” said Detective Jennifer Greene.

Police reminded the court that Marin was known to them for a previous incident with other children in the home.

She had been facing pending second-degree assault charges at the time, therefore Marin was not free from suspect in the case of Gage’s death.

“This is where you need to be strongest, OK,” read Detective Greene to the court recalling a three-hour interrogation process the night of the girl’s death. “Obviously you know we have a lot more to talk about, but I have a lot more questions, and you have a lot more answers."

Police also said Marin was upset the night of the incident.

Brielle would have turned 5 years old on Thursday.

Both parties will have to reconvene at a later date to discuss further motions before they go to trial.

A trial date has been set for May.

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