Coventry & Warwickshire

Daniel Pelka case: Jury retires to consider verdict

Daniel Pelka
Image caption Daniel Pelka died in hospital from severe head injuries in Coventry last year

Jurors have retired to consider their verdict in the trial of a woman and her partner accused of murdering her four-year-old son.

Magdelena Luczak, 27, the mother of Daniel Pelka, is also accused, along with Marius Krezolek, 34, of causing or allowing the death of a child.

Daniel died in hospital in Coventry on 3 March 2012 from severe head injuries.

In her summing up, Mrs Justice Cox said it was an "emotive case" and urged the jury not to be swayed by emotion.

Both defendants have given a different version of events about what happened and blame each other.

They have admitted a charge of child cruelty, but deny the other charges against them.

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