Father allegedly murdered two of his children then killed his new partner six years later - Court hears

Father allegedly murdered two of his children then killed his new partner six years later - Court hears



A father killed two of his children while their mother was out of the room, then murdered his next partner by poisoning her with drugs six years later, a court has heard.



Jordan Monaghan is alleged to have murdered his newborn daughter on New Year’s Day in 2013 and eight months later killed his son, Logan, 21 months.







He then allagedly tried to kill a third child, who cannot be identified, before murdering his new partner, Evie Adams, 23, in October 2019, by using prescription drugs tramadol and diazepam.



Monaghan, denies all charges.


Duncan Smith QC, prosecuting, told a jury at Preston Crown Court on Wednesday, October 13 that both Ruby and Logan Monaghan had suffered a ‘collapse’ but recovered prior to a final fatal event.






Both had been seen by medics in the days and months before their deaths but other than usual childhood illnesses no serious medical condition was found.







Smith said: ‘The prosecution case is that Jordan Monaghan was responsible for the collapses of his children and in turn responsible for the deaths of Ruby and Logan.


‘The prosecution contends that Mr Monaghan unlawfully and deliberately obstructed the breathing of Ruby and Logan.


‘The prosecution also say that the defendant, Mr Monaghan, is responsible for the murder of his then partner Evie Adams in October 2019.’Latest Post
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