Jurors Cry At Toddler's Murder Trial

5 May 2016, 17:18

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Members of the jury in the Liam Fee murder trial wept as a police video showing the toddler's body hours after he was found dead was viewed by the court.

The recording was taken by detectives in the early hours of the morning of March 23, 2014, at the home in Fife the two-year-old shared with his mother Rachel Trelfa or Fee and her civil partner Nyomi Fee.

Both women deny murdering Liam and falsely blaming his death on another young boy.

On day 16 of the trial at the High Court in Livingston, jurors watched the 12-minute recording which detailed every room of the property.

The final images of the video showed the young boy lying dead on his bedroom floor, dressed in his pyjamas and covered by a duvet.

A cot and buggy were sitting nearby and posters and photos could be seen on the wall.

As the recording came to an end, jurors, some of whom had been visibly upset, asked judge Lord Burns for a break in proceedings.

The two accused were also seen weeping in the dock.

The video emerged as part of evidence from witness Detective Constable Mark Falconer, a crime scene manager with Police Scotland.

The court has previously heard evidence from paramedics who had been called to the property shortly after 8pm on March 22.

Mr Falconer said he then went to the home with a police scene examiner at about 1.15am, when the video was taken.

Among the scenes recorded was the child's bedroom, the living room and hall, where numerous family photos were displayed on the walls.

In the main bedroom, cages containing small animals could be seen and Mr Falconer said he thought these were either mice or rats.

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