Northern Ireland

Millie Martin murder: prosecution case ends in toddler's murder trial

Millie Martin
Image caption Millie Martin died a day after she was admitted to hospital in Enniskillen with serious injuries

The prosecution case in the murder trial of the County Fermanagh toddler, Millie Martin, has ended in Dungannon .

The 15-month-old died from severe head injuries in December 2009.

Her mother's former partner, Barry McCarney, is being tried for murder, while Millie's mother, Rachael Martin, is accused of allowing her death.

The prosecution drew to a close on Thursday after 21 days of evidence and legal argument spread over five weeks. The defence case will begin next week.

Millie Martin died in hospital during the early hours of 11 December, 2009 after being rushed there unconscious from her Glebe Park home in Enniskillen.

Her 27-year-old mother, from Main Street in Kesh, denies wilfully neglecting Millie and allowing her death.

Mr McCarney, 33, from Woodview Crescent in Trillick, denies murder, causing the death of a child by an unlawful act, sexual assault of a child and causing grievous bodily harm.

More on this story