Recalling the day she was told about the disappearance of her son, Victoria DeLeon told jurors, "I was going crazy. I was just crying and just looked at the door to see if someone was going to come through the door with my baby."

The child's father, Steven Ray James, had reported that his son had been abducted from his car parked outside a Logan drugstore. DeLeon spent that "terrible day" - Aug. 25, 1986 - in the police station repeatedly asking James, "Tell me what happened. Why would someone take my baby? Why did you go to the store?"When she questioned her live-in boyfriend about the kidnapping, James replied, "I'm sorry. I didn't do it on purpose." Later, James stuck to his story of leaving the child in the car for only 10 minutes and coming out to find his son, Steven Roy James, missing, she said.

"I was mad at him (James)," DeLeon tearfully testified. "He was the one taking care of my baby and now my baby was gone . . . This baby was all my life."

On Thursday, the third day of the James first-degree homicide trial, the prosecution continues to build its case, describing James as a manipulative, abusive, deceptive man who murdered his son because he was jealous of the attention DeLeon paid to her first and only child.

Testimony was interrupted briefly Thursday when an unidentified woman entered the courtroom and asked to speak to the judge.

The woman approached the bench and whispered to Third District Judge Pat Brian that she believes James is not guilty, but innocent. She then was escorted out of the courtroom.

The infant's body was found wrapped in a blanket and anchored with rocks in a marsh near Bear River Oct. 11, l986.

Defense attorneys contend "it is not clear" the decomposed body is the James's boy.

Throughout her testimony, DeLeon wept , stopping occasionally to wipe tears and to regain composure. She showed her contempt for James by pointing across the courtroom at him, condemning his neglect and destructive drug abuse.

"He always told me he would find him (the baby) someday," she testified.

Throughout her testimony, DeLeon wept, stopping occasionally to wipe tears and to regain composure. She showed her contempt for James by pointing across the courtroom at him, condemning his neglect and destructive drug abuse.

"He always told me he would find him (the baby) someday," she testified.

The happiest days of her life involved the months before she gave birth to Steven Roy James, she told jurors. The couple had planned for the child and were excited.

But their relationship rapidly deteriorated after the child's birth. Unemployed, James remained home to tend the child. Frequently, when DeLeon returned from work she discovered her baby scratched and bruised from what James explained as "accidents."

During the 46 days before the dead baby was found by duck hunters., DeLeon concentrated on cooperating with the police. But when she provided police with the her son's hairbrush to test for hair samples, James violently protested. In spite of his criticisms, DeLeon also gave police a 1986 Father's Day card with an imprint of her baby's footprints on it to use in their investigation. DeLeon had given the card to James as a token of love just after their son was born.

"He was so mad I gave everything to the police," she said. "I told him, 'For my baby, I'll do everything I can. I don't even know you.'"

Shaking her head, DeLeon described her total dependence on James in the early stages of their relationship. "I couldn't speak English at all. I only learned what he wanted me to learn."

Even though James maintains his abduction story, DeLeon said she has never received a ransom note or any demands. She identified the mattress cover that was found wrapped around the baby's body as belonging to them.

In cross-examination, defense attorneys pointed out that DeLeon had several acquaintances who were drug dealers.

DeLeon testified she knew these people had some problems but did not know they were involved with drugs.

"For me, drugs are death. I never let anyone use drugs around mu baby," she said.

Asked if her baby had ever ridden with her on the front seat of her car without being secured by a seat belt, DeLeon said, "I always had the baby close to me in the carrier so I could grab him.

"My baby never got hurt when I took care of him."

The 3rd District Court trial will continue Monday.