Girl, 4, ‘murdered by her mum’ was found dead on the coffee table in the garden
A FOUR-YEAR-OLD girl allegedly murdered by her mother was found dead on a coffee table in a garden, an inquest heard today.
Little Amelia Brooke Harris died at her home in Trealaw, Rhondda, South Wales, on June 8.
Her mother Carly Ann Harris, 37, has since appeared before Merthyr Magistrates' Court and Cardiff Crown Court charged with murder.
Coroner’s officer Robert Lewis said police entered the back garden of the home to find a child's body on the coffee table.
He said: "At 10.15pm on that date, a male was heard shouting in the road that someone was dead.
"On police arrival there were a number of emergency service vehicles present.
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Mum Carly Harris has been charged with her daughter's murder
"Police attended a rear garden and discovered a wooden coffee table with a child's body on it.
"At 10.30pm that day, police arrested the deceased's mother for murder."
Pontypridd Coroner's Court heard Amelia's body was later formally identified by her grandmother.
A forensic pathologist said a post-mortem examination was yet to conclude how Amelia had died and further tests had been ordered.
Amelia's family have paid tribute to her following her death, remembering her as a 'loving' child
No family members were present during the short hearing which was adjourned until November 13.
They previously said the young girl was a "loving daughter, sister, granddaughter, great granddaughter, niece and cousin".
They added: "Amelia was beautiful both inside and out - and was a fun-loving, caring and bubbly little girl."
"She was taken far too early from us and had her whole life ahead of her.
Mum Carly Ann Harris sobbed 'I'm sorry' during a recent court appearance
Culled from The Sun