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Nursery nurse put baby in 'mortal danger' and then did nothing about it, court told

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A nursery nurse put a baby girl in “mortal danger” and then deliberately did nothing about it, a jury has heard. Kate Roughley, 37, is on trial at Manchester Crown Court accused of the manslaughter by ill-treatment of nine-month-old Genevieve Meehan, who was in her care at Tiny Toes nursery in Cheadle Hulme, Stockport.

The Crown say the youngster died from asphyxiation brought about by a combination of “pathophysiological stresses” after the defendant placed her face down, tightly swaddled and strapped to a bean bag, and then covered her with a blanket.

It is alleged she then ignored the cries and distress of Genevieve, and showed “sporadic” and “fleeting” interest in her wellbeing, for one hour and 37 minutes until she made the grim discovery. READ MORE: Headteacher was 'trusted and well-respected' - and he used that to his sick advantage Roughley denied she ignored Genevieve and told the court she placed her on her side, that her face was visible at all times and she had no concerns that she was in any distress.

During the course of the trial the jurors have been shown nursery CCTV footage of the baby room which captured the tragedy on the afternoon of May 9, 2022.

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