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    The mother of a killed Christchurch schoolboy now 'accepts' her husband killed him

    The mother of a killed Christchurch schoolboy now 'accepts' her husband killed him


    Five-year-old autistic boy Leon Jayet Cole died in hospital in May 2015 - with a serious head injury.

    A post-mortem examination revealed 44 injuries.

    His step-father, James Roberts was due to stand trial in October 2016 for his murder - but was found dead four months earlier.

    Leon's mother, 40-year-old Emma Roberts, originally stood by her husband.

    But she told the coroner today - after James Roberts was charged with murder and she had an independent pathologist explain the full autopsy report - she changed her mind.

    She accepts James killed Leon, but it took time to come to that conclusion, as she loved and trusted him.

    The hearing has been adjourned.

    © 2018 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


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