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Father jailed over baby death waits to learn fate on conviction appeal

By Richard Guttridge | Burntwood | Crime | Published:

A father who was jailed over the death of his two-month-old baby will have to wait to discover if he has been successful in attempting to overturn his conviction.

Luke Morgan and Emma Cole

Luke Morgan's case was heard at the Court of Appeal today but a judgement will be made at a later date yet to be confirmed.

His son Tyler Morgan suffered broken ribs and was smothered at the family home in Burntwood in 2014.

Tyler Morgan was two months old when he died

Morgan, 27, was convicted of causing or allowing Tyler’s death and child cruelty along with mother Emma Cole last year.

But they were both cleared of murder and manslaughter.

He was jailed for eight years and Cole was sentenced to five years.

During the trial, the court heard Morgan had bitten baby Tyler on the forearm.

Judge Michael Chambers said he believed one of the parents deliberately smothered Tyler.

Richard Guttridge

By Richard Guttridge
Investigations Editor - @RichG_star

Investigations Editor for the Express & Star.

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