Timeline of tragedy
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.