Trial Begins Today For Downstate Man Accused of Drowning His 2 Children

The trial begins today for the man accused of drowning his two children last October. Steven Nicholson is charged with murdering his toddler, Ella Stafford and Johnathan Sanderlin in the bathtub of his Allen Park apartment. Jonathan's mother lives in Cadillac. The Wayne County Chief Medical Examiner has said it's possible the children could have turned on the water and gotten into the tub, but it is unlikely. The prosecutor calls it torture. Nicholson's lawyer says he fell asleep and may have been negligent but his client did not kill the kids. Stay with 9&10 News for the latest updates in this story.