Hutton jailed for 15 years

Amanda Hutton has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after being found guilty of the manslaughter of her four-year-old son, Hamzah Khan.

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House of squalor where four-year-old's body found

The mummified body of four-year-old Hamzah Khan lay hidden in a travel cot under a pile of bedding, clothing and shoes, riddled with insects in his mother's squalid house for two years.

Mother-of-eight Amanda Hutton has been found guilty of killing Hamzah by starving him to death.

The kitchen in Amanda Hutton's house. Credit: West Yorkshire Police
The living room in Amanda Hutton's house. Credit: West Yorkshire Police
A bedroom on the first floor of Hutton's house. Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Five siblings living in house where Hamzah's body found

Amanda Hutton has been found guilty of the manslaughter of her four-year-old son Hamzah Khan. Credit: Family Handout

The jury had heard that Hamzah's body was found in the house in the Heaton area of the city in terrible squalor, where five other school-aged siblings were living.

Hutton has admitted a charge of child cruelty in respect of each of these children, who were aged between five and 13 in 2011.

Mother found guilty of starving boy to death

A mother has been found guilty of the manslaughter of her four-year-old son whose body was discovered in a cot two years after his death.

Hamzah Khan's mummified body was found by police in 2011after he had starved to death.

Amanda Hutton. Credit: Press Association

Today a jury of eight men and four women sitting at Bradford Crown Court convicted 43-year-old Amanda Hutton.

She had denied the charge, claiming the youngster would refuse food.

Jury considers verdict in Hamzah Khan death case

A jury sitting at Bradford Crown Court has retired to begin deliberating the fate of Amanda Hutton.

Hutton, 43, is accused of manslaughter following the death of her four-year-old son.

The body of four-year-old Hamzah Khan was discovered two years after his death. Credit: Family Handout

Hamzah Khan's mummified body was found by police in 2011 nearly two years after he starved to death.

Hutton denies the charge.

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Jury due to go out in 'starved boy' trial

The jury in the trial of Amanda Hutton, who is accused of manslaughter following the death of her four-year-old son, are due to go out today.

Hamzah Khan's mummified body was found by police in 2011. Credit: Ross Parry Agency

Hamzah Khan's mummified body was found by police in 2011 nearly two years after he starved to death.

In the closing speeches, Paul Greaney QC, prosecuting, claimed that "drink was more important" to Ms Hutton than her child.

Stephen Meadowcroft QC, defending, said a series of people had visited her home before Hamzah died and that none of them saw anything that concerned them.

Defence: No-one saw anything that concerned them

The jury has been hearing closing speeches in the trial of Amanda Hutton, who is accused of the manslaughter of her four-year-old son.

Hamzah Khan's mummified body was found by police in 2011 nearly two years after he starved to death.

Stephen Meadowcroft QC, defending, highlighted a series instances when professionals, family members and even gas engineers went into Hutton's home before Hamzah died.

He said that in each case no-one saw anything that concerned them.

Defence raises 'tremendous' coverage of Hutton case

In his closing speech in the trial of a mother accused of starving her four-year-old son to death, Stephen Meadowcroft QC, defending, began by describing the extensive media coverage the case has attracted.

He said: "Go into any bar, any club, and talk to anyone and ask them if they know about this case.

"They all do. It's had tremendous media coverage...they will have no doubt she is guilty and the trial is a waste of time."

A court sketch of Stephen Meadowcroft QC Credit: ITV News/Priscilla Coleman

But he told the jury they are in a special position because they have heard all the evidence in Amanda Hutton's trial.

"This evil woman starved a small child to death in appalling squalor'," he said. "That's the feel. But when you look a the evidence, is that true?"

Prosecution: Mother cared little about Hamzah Khan

Prosecutor Paul Greanery QC has said that Amanda Hutton cared little about her son Hamzah Khan.

He reminded the jury how one witness described her referring to him as a "silly b******" and placing him on the floor under a drawer - presumably as a form of punishment.

He described her locking him in a bedroom with the lights off, again to punish him.

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