The trial of a Mayo man, accused of murdering his baby son, is in its closing stages at the Central Criminal Court.

Yesterday, the prosecution said the death of 6-month old baby Joshua was not a simple accident, but murder.

40 year old John Tighe of Lavallyroe, Ballyhaunis denies murdering six month old Joshua in June 2013 by placing two tissues in his mouth.

In his closing speech, the Prosecuting barrister Paul Murray said there are ten inconsistencies with what the accused says happened that day and also asked the jury to look at the medical evidence.

But the accused's barrister Mícheál P O’Higgins said John Tighe is a well-regarded man who rang doctors on the day his baby died which doesn't chime with an intention to kill.

He also said the accused got back with the baby's mother after his death and they had another child together - saying she would hardly do that if she felt her partner was a baby killer.

Mr O'Higgins will complete his closing speech in front of Justice Patrick McCarthy today.



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