CHICO, Calif. - In an exclusive interview with Action News Now, Mikaela Yhip, daughter of a couple accused of killing their adopted son in 2012, speaks about her side of the story.
The Butte County District Attorney recently dropped charges against Peter and Edelyn Yhip in August, after they had been charged with murder and child abuse in April or 2012 against their 2-year-old adopted son, Benjamin.
Prosecutors alleged that Benjamin died of blunt force trauma to the head, which the prosecutors alleged were symptoms of "shaken baby syndrome" and abuse.
Defense attorneys argued that Benjamin's death was a result of underlying medical issues, not blunt force trauma.
In the end, there was insufficient evidence to convict Peter and Edelyn Yhip of the crime and the charges were dropped.
For the first time, Mikaela Yhip shares her story of what happened and how it felt for her when charges were dropped.
She defends her parents, saying that there were a lot of assumptions made and that she was taken from her family at an age when she needed them the most.
Read Mikaela's full statement below.