Cambridgeshire

Tyler Whelan death: Jury considers verdicts

Elvis Lee and Stephanie Whelan
Image caption Elvis Lee and Stephanie Whelan are awaiting the jury's verdicts

A jury has retired to considers its verdicts in the trial of a mother and her partner over the death of her five-year-old boy in Peterborough.

Tyler Whelan died in hospital on 7 March 2011, after collapsing at home in Paston.

He had suffered "blunt force trauma" to the head and abdomen, Cambridge Crown Court has heard.

Elvis Lee, 34, denies murder. Stephanie Whelan, 27, the boy's mother, denies causing or allowing his death.

The jury has heard evidence of Tyler's numerous other injuries at the time of his death, including 18 injuries to his face and neck, 17 to his body, 10 to his arms and hands, and 13 to his legs, including a human bite mark.

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