Time­line of tragedy

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

June 10, 2010: Tyler Whe­lan ad­mit­ted to hospi­tal with a bro­ken leg.

Septem­ber 2010: Tyler suf­fers a groin in­jury.

March , 2011: Tyler col­lapses at Elvis Lee’s house in Crab­tree, Pas­ton, and died later at hospi­tal.

March 11, 2011: Stephanie Whe­lan and Lee are ar­rested in con­nec­tion with his death.

March 14, 2011: Lee and Whe­lan make their first ap­pear­ance at Peter­bor­ough Mag­is­trates’ Court.

April 11, 2011: Tyler’s fu­neral is held at St Anne’s Church in Wi­gan.

April 19, 2012: Lee and Whe­lan’s trial starts at Cam­bridge Crown Court. Lee pleads guilty to the man­slaugh­ter of Tyler but de­nies mur­der and three counts of child cru­elty. Whe­lan de­nies caus­ing or al­low­ing the death of a child and three counts of child cru­elty.

May 1, 2012: Jury or­dered to en­ter “not guilty” ver­dicts for both Lee and Whe­lan on one cru­elty charge, in re­la­tion to a burn Tyler re­ceived on his toe in Jan­uary 2011.

May 11, 2012: The jury starts its de­lib­er­a­tions.

May 14, 2012: Af­ter 11 hours of de­lib­er­a­tions the jury finds Lee guilty of Tyler’s mur­der and Whe­lan guilty of al­low­ing Tyler’s death.

It clears them both of two charges of cru­elty to a child.

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