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Liam Fee murder trial: Accused researched broken bones on phones

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Image caption Liam Fee died in a house near Glenrothes in March 2014

The Liam Fee murder trial has heard phones belonging to the two accused were used to search the Internet to see if a broken bone can lead to death.

Data recovered from Rachel and Nyomi Fee's phones showed search engines and websites had been accessed on the topic.

Nyomi Fee and her partner Rachel Fee deny murdering Liam on 22 March 2014 and blame his death on another child.

Liam was found dead in a house near Glenrothes, Fife.

Image caption Rachel and Nyomi Fee deny murdering Liam

The pair also face allegations that they neglected Liam and abused two other children, one of whom they blame for killing Liam, while in their care over a two-year period.

The women, who are both originally from Ryton, Tyne and Wear, deny all the charges against them.

Google search

The prosecution case against Rachel and Nyomi Fee, has now closed.

The last witness was a police analyst. Searches and messages recorded on the couple's phones were read to the jury.

A Google search was found on Nyomi Fee's phone three days before Liam died searching for - "how do you die of a broken hip?"

It was followed with a link to "why does a broken hip sometimes lead to death?" On the same day Rachel Fee's phone was used to Google "how long can you live with a broken bone?"

Followed by a return "can you die of a broken bone?"

The day before Liam died, data on Rachel Fee's phone showed an an Internet search for " can wives be in prison together?"

The trial at the High Court in Livingston continues.

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