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Mum pleads guilty to killing her three-year-old son

A mum has pleaded guilty to killing her three-year-old son at the High Court in Edinburgh. Rosdeep Adekoya, 34, pleaded guilty to culpable homicide in relation to the death of her son Mikaeel Kular.

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Mum 'had no intention to kill' her three-year-old son

A mum who admitted to punching and battering her three-year-old son to death "had no intention to kill" him, a court heard.

Mikaeel Kular whose mum admitted to killing him. Credit: Facebook

"The Crown accepts that the accused had no intention to kill Mikaeel and that the assault perpetrated upon him, although severe, fell short of the wicked recklessness required for murder," Advocate depute Alex Prentice told the court, according to STV.

Mikaeel Kular's mother Rosdeep Adekoya, 34, has pleaded guilty to culpable homicide.

In an attempt to cover up her crime, she called 999 and reported her son was missing, telling police Mikaeel got out of bed, climbed on a stool and unlocked the front door of their home.

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