Kimberley Hainey trial: Jury out in toddler murder case
Published: 15th Dec 2011 11:31:37
The jury in the trial of a woman accused of murdering her toddler son and concealing his body has retired to consider its verdict.
Kimberley Hainey, 37, denies murdering 23-month-old Declan at their home in Bruce Road, Paisley, Renfrewshire.
She also denies neglecting and ill-treating the child and failing to get him medical attention.
Police discovered the toddler's decomposed and mummified body in his cot on 30 March 2010.
The trial, before Lord Woolman at the High Court in Glasgow, got under way on 4 November.
The judge told the jury to take as long as it needed to come to a decision.
He urged them to give the case their full consideration.
Lord Woolman added: "Return your verdict at any time, don't rush. Take as long or as short a time as you need."
Earlier he told the jurors to put aside any emotion of sympathy for either Declan or the accused.
Ms Hainey is accused of wilfully ill-treating and neglecting her son over a 19-month period between September 2008 and March last year at Bruce Road, Paisley.
The Crown has charged Ms Hainey with either murdering her son or alternatively of neglecting him by failing to provide medical care for him whereby his physical and psychological development were impaired.
It is alleged that she left her son alone and unattended in the house for excessive periods of time, and failed to provide medical aid and care for him.
The Crown alleges that Ms Hainey pretended that Declan was alive in an attempt to defeat the ends of justice between July 2009 and March 2010.
Ms Hainey denies all the charges against her. She has already been cleared of giving Declan drugs.
At 12:58:39 in EnglandA poem about the killing of PC Keith Blakelock during riots in north London was written by the man accused of his murder, a court has heard.
At 12:58:21 in SportKent have announced a pre-interest and pre-tax profit of £156,778 for the financial year to November 2013.
At 12:56:04 in ScotlandA hamster has been found abandoned inside a plastic play tube in Edinburgh.
At 12:55:09 in BusinessThe sometimes fraught relationship between leaseholders and their freeholders is going to be investigated by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT).
At 12:54:04 in HeadlinesIndia's Supreme Court has ordered the continuing detention of businessman Subrata Roy and asked his firm to come up with a plan to repay its investors.
At 12:53:21 in SportCrystal Palace winger Jason Puncheon has been fined £15,000 by the Football Association and warned about his future conduct for Twitter comments he made in relation to former boss Neil Warnock.
At 12:52:43 in HeadlinesA second witness at the murder trial of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has told a court in the capital Pretoria she was awoken by the sounds of a fight early on 14 February 2013.
At 12:42:01 in PoliticsThere is a risk that "deliberate provocation" could give rise to a dangerous incident in Ukraine, Foreign Secretary William Hague has warned.
At 12:41:48 in EnglandA residential treatment programme for addicts which closed in Yeovil is to reopen after the charity running it merged with another organisation.
At 12:40:03 in ScotlandPolice Scotland has exceeded its target to recruit 1,000 additional officers.
Harvard CitationBBC News, 2011. Kimberley Hainey trial: Jury out in toddler murder case [Online] (Updated 15th Dec 2011)
Available at: http://www.ukwirednews.com/news/210722/Kimberley-Hainey-trial-Jury-out-in-toddler-murder-case [Accessed 7th Mar 2014]
News In Other Categories
Fawlty Towers star Prunella Scales has "a sort of mild Alzheimer's", her husband Tim West has revealed in the Radio Times.
The sometimes fraught relationship between leaseholders and their freeholders is going to be investigated by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT).
Two hospitals missed opportunities to take action against a consultant breast surgeon who was performing unnecessary or incomplete operations, a review has found.
A man in his 40s has been injured during what is believed to have been an attempted armed robbery in County Down.
Apple has unveiled its new iPhone technology for cars at the Geneva Motor Show.
Kent have announced a pre-interest and pre-tax profit of £156,778 for the financial year to November 2013.