Jury is still out in Amy Smith murder trial
A JURY in the case of a mum accused of murdering her six- week-old baby are continuing to deliberate their decision.
Michelle Smith, 34, is on trial at Swansea Crown Court accused of murder and manslaughter.
The prosecution allege Smith, of Brynawel, Cimla, "systematically poisoned" her daughter Amy, which resulted in her death on November 9, 2007.
The jury were sent out by His Honourable Mr Justice Spencer, sitting at Swansea Crown Court, at 2.32pm on July 4.
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Amy was found by her mother, in her cot, not breathing at the family's then home in Parc Avenue, Morriston but could not be revived by doctors.
An adult painkiller — dihydrocodeine — was found in her body on two occasions, once while she was alive and again after her death.
Smith's barristers say the prosecution have not ruled out all possible causes of Amy's death, including Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and have not proved Smith gave her daughter the drug.
Smith has repeatedly said she never administered any medication to her daughter.
Amy had been admitted to hospital three times after suffering breathing difficulties.
She was treated at Morriston and Singleton hospitals as well as being transferred to the Intensive Care Unit in Cardiff twice.