A two month old toddler has been allegedly murdered by his own parents because his refusal to sleep prevented the couples from having sex.
Luke Morgan, 26 , and Emma Cole, 22, are accused of smothering Tyler Morgan and causing him three broken ribs after being heard arguing at their flat , according to Mirror UK.
Neighbours said, “ Luke was angry because he wanted to have sex with Cole and had been prevented by Tyler being up . ”
Jurors at a court heard that after the baby collapsed, there was a “significant ” delay in contacting the emergency services .
Subsequent investigations discovered that Tyler had sustained serious injuries before his death, including fractured ribs that could only have been caused while he was in the care of his parents .
Prosecutor, Smith, said one neighbour had heard a high-pitched scream, while another described hearing a loud bang.
He said : the prosecution said that Luke Morgan and Emma Cole were plainly arguing in the early hours. Their argument took place at a time when they had both been drinking alcohol. ”
After paramedics arrived at the couple ’s home , the court heard that Morgan said he believed Tyler ’ s collapse was a “ cot death”’ and claimed he had been unable to wake him .
The baby who was in cardiac arrest, was taken to a hospital at 3 .40 am but was pronounced dead at 4 . 03am.