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The jury in the trial of two parents accused of killing their seven-week-old son have been told to find them not guilty of murder by a judge.
After hearing evidence in the trial of Adam Kightley and Jackie Parker, Mr Justice Jeremy Baker told the jurors at Nottingham Crown Court that there was insufficient evidence to find them guilty of murder.
They will now have to decide whether the pair are guilty of causing or allowing the death of their baby Jamie.
Murder suspect Adam Kightley has told a jury of the moment he discovered his son Jamie was not breathing.
He said he got up on the morning of March 17 last year to go to the toilet and checked on the seven-week-old, and found that he was very white and "didn't look normal".
Defence counsel Mark Wall QC, acting for Kightley's co-defendant and Jamie's mother Jacqueline Parker, asked Kightley why he didn't pick Jamie up and cuddle him.
Kightley replied: "I was in shock".
Mr Wall suggested that Kightley already knew Jamie was not going to be okay, to which he replied: "Of course not".
Murder suspect Adam Kightley's voice broke and he struggled to hold back tears as he was shown a photo of bruises on his baby son's body.
Asked by his defence counsel, "Did you do anything to cause those injuries to your son?", he replied, "No I did not".
A father charged with murdering his seven week old son has taken to the witness stand in his trial at Nottingham Crown Court.
Jamie Kightley died in hospital in March last year. His parents Adam Kightley and Jackie Parker are both accused of murdering him at their flat in Far Cotton, Northampton.
Kightley, 24, has begun giving evidence in his defence. He told the jury he was "ecstatic" when he found out Parker was pregnant with Jamie.
His defence counsel, Frances Oldham QC, asked him, "Did you do anything to harm your son in the seven weeks of his life?"
He replied "I didn't - no."Both he and Parker deny murder and another charge of causing or allowing the death of a child.
Prosecutor Sally Howes QC has outlined the case against Jacqueline Parker and Adam Kightley.
The jury has heard that Jamie Kightley died from a severe head injury inflicted within an hour of his death and that a post-mortem examination found 46 fractures on his body.
The parents of seven-week-old Jamie Kightley have both arrived at Nottingham Crown Court, where the jury have been sworn in for their murder trial.
Adam Kightley, 24, and Jacqueline Parker, 21 both deny murdering the baby.
The jury has been sworn in at the trial of the parents of a seven-week-old baby from Northampton accused of his murder.
Adam Kightley, 24, and Jacqueline Parker, 21, are charged with murdering Jamie Kightley, who died in hospital in March last year.
They also face a charge of causing or allowing the death of a child. Both deny the charges against them.
The trial at Nottingham Crown Court is expected to last up to four weeks.
The parents of seven-week-old Jamie Kightley from Northampton are due to go on trial today charged with murder.
Adam Kightley and Jacqueline Parker both deny murder, and a separate charge of causing or allowing the death of a child.
Jamie died at Northampton General Hospital in March last year.
A 23-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman have been charged with the murder of a baby boy in Northampton.
Jamie Kightley, was just seven-weeks-old, died in March last year. The exact cause of his death has not yet been released.
A 23-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman are both due to appear at Northampton Magistrates' Court.
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Adam Kightley today rejected suggestions he and his partner agreed a story to explain bruises on their dead baby son's body.