Murder trial mother ‘said child choked on bread’
A MOTHER accused of murdering her daughter told a policeman the child choked on bread, a court heard yesterday.
PC Ryan Bird was giving evidence at the trial of Sadia Ahmed, 27, who denies murdering her 14-month-old daughter Inaya last year.
Mr Bird told the High Court in Glasgow that as he arrived at the house in the city’s Drumchapel area, paramedics came out carrying Inaya.
He said he spoke to Ahmed in the kitchen and initially got no response.
Prosecutor Paul Kearney asked: ‘What was her demeanour?’ Mr Bird replied: ‘Not much emotion at all.’ The prosecutor asked: ‘Was there any sign of tears or distress?’ The policeman said: ‘No.’
He added: ‘She said along the lines of the baby has an eating disorder and she was trying to feed the baby. They usually feed her with syringes, however that day she tried to feed the baby bread but it wasn’t eaten so she stuffed the bread down the baby’s throat.’
Mr Kearney asked: ‘Were these the words she used?’ Mr Bird replied: ‘Roughly, yes.’
The case continues.