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Couple jailed for smothering baby son over drunken row about sex


The court heard how the couple were drinking and arguing when their baby died (Picture: SWNS/PA)

A couple who smothered their nine-week old baby because his crying stopped them from having sex have been jailed, Metro reported.

Luke Morgan and his partner Emma Cole were found guilty last month of child cruelty and causing or allowing the death of nine-week-old Tyler Morgan in April 2014.

A six-week trial heard how Tyler suffered broken ribs before being smothered, and also had what looked like a human bite mark on his arm.

Morgan, 26, was jailed for eight years today while Cole, 22, was sentenced to five years. The court heard how the pair were heard arguing at their flat in Burntwood,

Staffordshire, in the early hours of the morning before Tyler was taken to hospital. Police called to Boris Johnson's home over reports of 'screaming and banging' Neighbours said the drunken pair got into a row after their baby’s crying stopped them from having sex.

Sentencing at Stafford Crown Court, Judge Michael Chambers QC said one them ‘deliberately smothered the child’.

He added: ‘I am satisfied there was a delay of up to one hour before calling an ambulance.’

Nine-week-old Tyler Morgan suffered broken ribs and what looked like human bite marks (Picture: PA)

The Judge also said Morgan was responsible for a bite mark on Tyler’s rib fractures and the bite mark on his forearm.

Morgan and Cole were cleared of murder and manslaughter.

The court heard how one neighbour had heard a high-pitched scream, while another described hearing a loud bang.

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My view: They are evil, this is a death penalty case.

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