Posted: Thu 3rd Aug 2017

Shotton woman charged with murdering her seven-week-old baby boy

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Aug 3rd, 2017

A 22 year old woman from Shotton has been charged with the murder of her seven week old son. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Hannah Turtle was charged following a police investigation into the death of baby James Hughes last year. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

James was taken from the family home in Ryeland Street Shotton to The Countess of Chester Hospital on June 9 2016 before being transferred to Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool, where he tragically died on June 13. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Ms Turtle, 22 appeared before Wrexham Magistrates’ Court today accused of murder, three counts of ill treatment of James Hughes and two of administering poison to the infant. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

She is due to appear at Mold Crown Court on Friday. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

According to a report on the BBC website ‘one of the poison charges relates to allegedly administering an antidepressant drug to James between 31 May and 5 June 2016.’ ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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