A YOUNG couple murdered their nine-week-old son following a boozy argument about having a lack of sex due to their newborn child, a court heard.
Luke Morgan, 26, and Emma Cole, 22, allegedly killed little Tyler Morgan following an argument about money and their sex life inside their flat.
The court heard Morgan became angry because he wanted to have sex but couldn’t because their baby Tyler Morgan was still awake.
Jurors were also told how on the night leading up to the tot's death neighbours heard the pair rowing about being short of money.
The court was later told that Tyler had collapsed when his chest was compressed or after he was “intentionally smothered”.
He was rushed to Walsall Manor Hospital and died 4am after suffering other injuries including fractured ribs.
The pair, who had been together for two years at the time of the incident, are on trial accused of killing Tyler on April 29, 2014.
Andrew Smith QC, prosecuting, told Stafford Crown Court: "He was taken to hospital and died just after 4am. He had sustained other injuries including fractured ribs.
A jury of eight men and six women heard how Morgan would sometimes make his son play air drums and had struck him on the back at least one occasion.
The court was told how on the night a neighbor had heard an argument between the defendants while Tyler was crying.
Mr Price said: "Luke Morgan was angry because he wanted to have sex with Miss Cole and had been prevented by Tyler being up.
"On the night of April 28, a neighbor went to bed at 10.30pm and she could hear them having an argument about having no money. Emma was sobbing.
"It was said [Luke] did not call 999 because he had a stammer.
The couple deny murder, manslaughter, allowing the death of a child and cruelty to a child under 16-years-old.
The trial continues.
Young couple 'murdered nine-week-old son after boozy row over lack of sex due to their newborn child'
A YOUNG couple murdered their nine-week-old son following a boozy argument about having a lack of sex due to their newborn child, a court heard. Luke Morgan, 26, and Emma Cole, 22, allegedly killed…