A young couple has allegedly killed their two-month-old baby. The couple, Luke Morgan, 26, and Emma Cole, 22, were reportedly arguing over s*x when it happened.Luke Morgan, 26, and Emma Cole, 22, were heard arguing that they couldn’t have s*x because their son was awake
Metro reports that the baby was found dead soon after. He had a bite mark on his arm, and three broken ribs from being smothered. This incident occurred in April 2014 at their former residence, off Sunnymead Road, Burntwood, Staffordshire.
The Prosecutor, Andrew Smith QC, showed pictures of the injury on the deceased’s arm to the jurors. According to pathologists, they looked like bite marks. However, Morgan claimed the collapse was a ‘cot death’. He also alleged that he used to bite Tyler playfully ‘to make him smile’.
According to a neighbour,
“Luke Morgan was angry because he wanted to have s*x with Miss Cole and had been prevented by Tyler being up.”
Also, it was reported that the couple has delayed in calling the emergency service after the child collapsed. However, the couple denied all charges of murder, manslaughter, causing or allowing Tyler’s death, and child cruelty.
The prosecutor explained to the Jury:
“At 2.42am on the 29th of April 2014, Emma Cole dialled 999 to send an ambulance to her home address. Tyler Morgan, the nine-week-old son of the defendants, had collapsed before the call was made.
“The prosecution’s case is that Tyler’s collapse was caused by his being intentionally smothered or his chest being compressed. That intentional smothering and/or chest compression occurred when the defendants were alone with Tyler in their home.
“Subsequent investigations discovered that Tyler had sustained serious injuries before his death, including fractured ribs, that could only have been caused while he was in the care of his parents. Claiming that one neighbour had heard a high-pitched scream, while another described hearing a loud bang,
“The prosecution say that Luke Morgan and Emma Cole were plainly arguing in the early hours. Their argument took place at a time when they had both been drinking alcohol.”
In addition, the prosecutor stated that neither defendant offered any explanation for the fractured ribs suffered by Tyler.
The trial may last for up to six weeks.