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Mummified Baby: 'Mum Drank While Boy Starved'
Alcohol was more important to Amanda Hutton than her starving son, a jury has been told.
Hutton is accused of the manslaughter of her four-year-old son, Hamzah Khan, whose body was found in her bedroom nearly two years after he died.
In closing speeches at Bradford Crown Court, prosecutors claimed Hutton had breached her fundamental duty of care to feed her child.
Paul Greaney QC said: "As the child wasted away, she (Hutton) did nothing but sit in her bedroom and drink vodka."
He added: "Drink was more important to her than her child - a terrible thing to say about a mother, but it's the truth."
Hutton sat in the dock listening to the prosecutor's speech, dressed in black and shaking her head through much of what was said.
Mr Greaney said the cause of Hamzah's death was "blindingly obvious".
He said: "It was malnourishment and she caused it."
The court has heard that police found Hamzah's mummified and insect-infested body in a cot in Hutton's bedroom in September 2011. He had died in December 2009.
His malnourishment was so severe, claim prosecutors, that he was wearing clothes for a six to nine-month-old.
Hutton, 43, denies manslaughter and maintains her son died naturally.
For the defence, barrister Stephen Meadowcroft QC described media coverage of the trial as "awful" and told jurors to carefully examine all the evidence they had heard.
Mr Meadowcroft then took the jury through a series of instances when professionals, family members and even gas engineers went into Hutton's home before Hamzah died.
He said that in each case no-one saw anything that concerned them.
"Can we be sure that his death didn't occur as a result of something else?" he asked.
Mr Meadowcroft earlier called on expert evidence to suggest that Hamzah's malnourishment could have been the result of him being a "bad eater".
A verdict in the case is not expected before Thursday.
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