The second week of testimony began Tuesday in the trial of 66-year-old Geralyn Graham, who is accused of murdering Rilya Wilson.
Deborah Muskelly, a former caseworker for the Department of Children and Families, took the stand Tuesday morning. She testified Tuesday she turned in travel vouchers for face-to-face visits for months after authorities say 4-year-old Wilson went missing in late 2000.
It was later revealed that Muskelly falsified reports about the girl's well-being and that supervisors took little action.
"She said that she was the grandmother. She told me that she was an author. Children's books. She showed me some very beautiful books that she had written," said Muskelly. "She said that she was the grandmother... Told me that her father was the Prime Minister of Nassau."
Through 2000, Muskelly noted that Wilson was quieter at the Graham's home than in her previous foster home. She said she witnessed no affection between Graham and Wilson.
Muskelly said she was surprised to hear that Wilson was missing from Graham's home.
"She faxed me where she was. I said she was with Miss Graham, then he said okay, he was going to get it checked out," said Muskelly. "I think he went and had it checked out and he called me back and said she's not there. And I said it's crazy, she was there the last time I talked to Miss Graham, even the month before."
Defense attorneys highlighted how Muskelly falsified reports.
"You lied on that form," said a defense attorney.
"Yes, I guesstimated. That was wrong," answered Muskelly.
"You didn't guesstimate. You never went there, isn't that correct?" replied the defense attorney.
Muskelly eventually pleaded guilty to misconduct and was placed on probation, and she resigned from the Department of Children and Families. Muskelly testified she spoke by phone with Graham about Rilya but only saw the girl a few times.
Rilya's disappearance wasn't discovered until 2002 and her body was never found.
"I wish I had paid more attention to the telltale signs about what was actually happening," said Muskelly.
Witnesses so far have said they saw possible signs of abuse on the girl but none have testified they saw Graham harm the child. One witness said she was told Rilya was sometimes kept in a large dog cage, but never saw the girl inside it.
Detra Winfield, the woman who prosecutors allege loaned the dog cage to Graham, took the stand Thursday.
Much of Winfield's testimony included her confirming the record of original interviews with detectives after Wilson disappeared. According to prosecutors, Winfield loaned the dog cage to Graham, who planned to confine Wilson inside of it.
"I saw her in timeout but I never saw her in the dog cage," said Winfield.
Later in the trial, two jailhouse snitches are expected to testify that Graham confessed to killing Rilya.
Graham is on trial for first-degree murder, kidnapping and child abuse. She faces life in prison if convicted.
Graham has insisted she did not kill Wilson, who went missing more than a decade ago.