Fatal accident inquiry into toddler death

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A FATAL accident inquiry is to be held into the death of a toddler murdered by his mother, the Crown Office said.

Kimberley Hainey, 37, was found guilty by a majority verdict last month of murdering her son Declan at a flat in Bruce Road, Paisley, Renfrewshire.

She was jailed for life by the High Court in Glasgow on January 12 and ordered to serve a minimum of 15 years.

The Crown Office said the decision to hold a fatal accident inquiry (FAI) into her son’s death was made by Crown counsel.

Hainey was also convicted of failing to report Declan’s death to police or other authorities and of concealing his body at the flat.

The child’s body was discovered there on March 30 2010 when he would have been 23 months old. Experts said he had been dead for several months.