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Mother who killed boy (3) jailed for 11 years

Mikaeel Kular died two days after being beaten repeatedly by Rosdeep Adekoya

Published 25/08/2014 | 11:48

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Undated family file handout photo issued by Police Scotland of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular, as the mother of Mikaeel, Rosdeep Adekoya, 34, is due to return to court to be sentenced for killing her son. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday August 25, 2014. Adekoya last month admitted repeatedly beating Mikaeel before stuffing his lifeless body into a suitcase. See PA story COURTS Boy. Photo credit should read: Police Scotland/PA Wire  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday August 25, 2014. See PA story COURTS Boy. Photo credit should read: Police Scotland/PA Wire

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Three year old Mikaeel Kular
Rosdeep Adekoya, 34, the mother of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular, as Adekoya is due to return to court to be sentenced for killing her son Mikaeel Crown Office/PA Wire
Rosdeep Adekoya, 34, the mother of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular, as Adekoya is due to return to court to be sentenced for killing her son Mikaeel Crown Office/PA Wire

A mother who killed her three-year-old son and hid his body in a suitcase has been jailed for 11 years.

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Mikaeel Kular died two days after being beaten repeatedly by Rosdeep Adekoya following a family day-out in January.

After discovering his lifeless body on the floor of their Edinburgh home in Ferry Gait Crescent, she wrapped it in a duvet cover, put it in the suitcase and drove about 25 miles to Kirkcaldy, Fife, to hide it in woodland.

But she reported him missing to police, sparking a major two-day search operation involving hundreds of local people.

Adekoya, 34, a prisoner at Cornton Vale jail near Stirling, was initially charged with murder but last month pleaded guilty to the reduced charge of culpable homicide.

She also admitted a charge of attempting to defeat the ends of justice by pretending to police her son had gone missing.

She was jailed for 11 years when she returned to the High Court in Edinburgh for sentencing today.

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