Burnley mum cleared of manslaughter in TV baby death case

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A BURNLEY mum has been cleared of killing her son who died after a television set fell on his head.

Natalie McMillan (25) was found not guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence after four-month-old Kian suffered “catastrophic” head injuries when the TV toppled onto him at their Scarlett Street home on December 6th, last year.

McMillan, of Clarendon Road, Leeds, had earlier admitted to child neglect part way through the trial at Preston Crown Court.

Edward Hanratty (41) of Dirkhill Road, Bradford, also admitted neglecting his son after giving evidence in the trial.

The pair are due to be sentenced on January 31st next year.