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Kickboxer charged over baby's death

A champion kickboxer facing charges over the death of his baby son.

Star fighter Stuart Jess — whose boxing nickname is the ‘Saintfield Mauler’ — is accused of wilfully neglecting little Callum Thai Jess in “a manner likely to cause him injury”.

He also faces a charge of allowing the death of the infant.

Little Callum was only two months old when he died suddenly in August 2008, leaving his parents Stuart and Heidi and the family circle completely devastated.

A press report claimed the tragic tot was the victim of cot death. But Sunday Life can reveal that the baby’s father Stuart Jess has been charged with cruelty and wilful neglect of tiny Callum.

For the full story, see this week's Sunday Life.

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