Liam Fee murder trial jury adjourns until Monday

Jurors in the trial of a mother accused of murdering her two-year-old son with her partner will return to court next week to resume consideration of their verdict.

Rachel and Nyomi Fee deny murdering Liam. Picture: PA
Rachel and Nyomi Fee deny murdering Liam. Picture: PA

The 14 men and women of the jury retired to begin their deliberations on Friday morning in the trial of Rachel Fee or Trelfa, 31, and her partner Nyomi Fee, 29, who deny murdering toddler Liam Fee.

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The jury at the High Court in Livingston was sent away for the weekend and told to return to court on Monday after they were unable to reach verdicts in the case in a single day.

Liam was found dead at a house near Glenrothes in Fife on 22 March, 2014. The accused say a young boy, who cannot be identified because of his age, was responsible for his injuries.

Judge Lord Burns said: “You must act impartially and dispassionately.” Both accused, originally of Ryton, Tyne and Wear, deny murdering Liam.