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Liam Fee murder trial: Ill juror leads to verdict delay

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Image caption Liam Fee was found dead at a house near Glenrothes in Fife on 22 March 2014

The Liam Fee murder trial has been adjourned after one of the 14 remaining jurors complained of feeling unwell.

The eight women and six men retired on Friday to begin considering the charges against the child's mother Rachel Fee and her partner Nyomi Fee.

Both women deny murdering Rachel's two-year-old son in a house near Glenrothes, Fife, on 22 March 2014 and blaming his death on another child.

The jury is due to resume its deliberations on Tuesday.

The trial has been running for seven weeks.

Jurors returned to the High Court in Livingston on Monday after they were sent home on Friday afternoon when the case was adjourned over the weekend.

The judge, Lord Burns, has told them to consider the evidence dispassionately and without speculation.

Rachel, 31, and her civil partner Nyomi Fee, 29, who are both originally from Ryton, Tyne and Wear, deny all the charges against them.

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