Northern Ireland

Michelle Owens: Lisburn woman denies murdering her son

A 28-year-old woman has denied murdering her son at her home in Lisburn, County Antrim, nearly two years ago, a court has heard.

Michelle Owens, from Trinity Terrace in the Tonagh area, was arraigned before Belfast Crown Court with the murder of her son Brendan on 3 July 2013.

A defence barrister told the judge that medical reports had just been received and would be "furnished" to the court.

No details surrounding the toddler's death were outlined in court on Friday.

After Ms Owens pleaded not guilty, she was returned on bail to a secure psychiatric unit at Knockbracken Health Care park in south Belfast.

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