Belfast Telegraph

Court hears of baby’s injuries

A Newtownabbey man charged with murdering his baby son told his brother he had tried to kill himself a few days earlier, Belfast Crown Court has heard.

Ryan Leslie — who is 26 and from Ballyvesey Green, Newtownabbey — denies the murder of 14-week-old Cameron Leslie in 2008.

A registrar at Antrim Area Hospital told the trial the baby was “grievously ill” when he was brought to the A&E on the morning of September 4, 2008.

Dr Andrew Dobbin said Cameron was having difficulty breathing and his father told him he had noticed problems throughout the night including vomiting and abnormal head movements. The doctor said he would have expected anyone who had seen the problems to have contacted the emergency services earlier.

A nurse, Sister Briege Conlon, told the court that a CT scan revealed bleeding in the baby's brain and bruises were found on Cameron's back. She said that social services were then called.

The case continues.

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