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16th March 2008


Brandon Muir

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16th March 2008, Brandon was pronounced dead at Ninewells Hospital after being hit so hard that his intestine ruptured.
Medical examinations of the body uncovered at least 40 injuries, including cracked ribs and cuts.

Cunningham was living at the home at the time with the child's mother, Heather Boyd.

23 month old Brandon had been left in the care of Cunningham the day before he died while his mother Heather Boyd went to

work as a prostitute to earn money for her heroin habit.


Tuesday 31st March 2009, At the High court in Glasgow Cunningham was convicted of the lesser charge of culpable homicide by a majority verdict

Ms Boyd had been charged with the culpable homicide of her son by failing to get him medical help after he was attacked by Cunningham.


During the trial, medical experts said the injuries had been caused by a "massive blow" to his stomach area.

Tuesday 31st March 2009,
Heather Boyd cleared of the charges against her.

Cunningham was sentenced to ten years.


Judge John Morris


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