Liam Fee murder: Court hears accused forced boy’s hand into dead toddler’s mouth

Liam Fee, who was two years old when he was murdered. Picture: Police Scotland
Liam Fee, who was two years old when he was murdered. Picture: Police Scotland
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A woman accused of murder forced a young boy’s hand into the mouth of toddler Liam Fee on the night he died, a court has heard.

Nyomi Fee also said to the boy: “Do you want to see what you’ve done to Liam?”, jurors were told.

The trial heard how the two women accused of murdering Liam tied the young boy – who cannot be named for legal reasons – to a locked home-made cage at night-time.

He told police his hands and feet would be bound with cable ties to the makeshift cage constructed out of a fireguard and bars.

The evidence emerged on the eighth day of the trial of Liam’s mother Rachel Trelfa or Fee, 31, and her civil partner Nyomi Fee, 28, at the High Court in Livingston.

They deny murdering two-year-old Liam and falsely blaming his death on another young boy.

The pair also plead not guilty to a catalogue of allegations of wilfully ill-treating and neglecting two other young boys over a period of more than two years.

The jury has been shown various pre-recorded interviews with the boy the women blame for the death, conducted by a police officer and social worker after Liam died at a house in Fife on Saturday March 22 2014.

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Referring to that night, the boy said that Nyomi “told me Liam’s dead”.

He went on: “She said ‘do you want to see want you’ve done to Liam?’”

“Who said that to you?” the interviewers asked.

“Ny (Nyomi) but I didn’t do anything,” he replied. He said he did not know what she had meant by that.

The child described how he was told to get dressed and then stood in a corridor.

He said he could see that Liam was “on the floor” in his bedroom and his colour had changed to light grey.

Referring to Nyomi, the boy went on: “She wiped my hand and got me into Liam’s room and then she got my hand and put it in his mouth.”

Liam was in his pyjamas and his mouth was open at the time, he said.

The boy agreed that Nyomi kept pushing his hand in but said she did not say anything to him as it happened.

He later described how Nyomi told him: “You’ve killed Liam.”

In earlier interviews, the boy said he “strangled” Liam days before his death and described putting his hand over the two-year-old’s mouth.

But in the latest interview he said he had not put his hand over the toddler’s mouth and added: “I don’t know why I said it.”

Earlier on Thursday, the jury heard the child tell the police officer and social worker about a “cage” in the living room.

He described being locked in the makeshift construction. He said he would be “sitting up, sometimes lying down, tied there” and showed his arms being stretched out and up.

“It was made of a fireguard and there was some bars,” he said, adding the bars came from underneath a mattress.

Jurors heard him describe how his tied hands would become red and swollen, and that Nyomi had called him “pudding hands”.

He also described how, on other occasions, he would be tied to a cot with a dressing-gown cord and coat belts.

Both women deny all the charges against them.

The trial continues.