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Members of jury in tears seeing film of child's body

By Karrie Gillett

Members of the jury in the Liam Fee murder trial wept as a police video showing the toddler's body hours after he was found dead was viewed by the court.

The recording was taken by detectives in the early hours of the morning of March 23, 2014, at the home in Fife the two-year-old shared with his mother Rachel Trelfa or Fee and her civil partner Nyomi Fee.

Both women deny murdering Liam and falsely blaming his death on another young boy.

Jurors watched the 12-minute recording which detailed every room of the property at the trial at the High Court in Livingston in Scotland.

The final images of the video showed the young boy lying dead on his bedroom floor, dressed in his pyjamas and covered by a duvet. A cot and buggy were sitting nearby and posters and photos could be seen on the wall.

As the recording ended, jurors, some of whom had been visibly upset, asked judge Lord Burns for a break in proceedings.

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