Woman charged with murdering baby boy Liam O’Keefe and attempting to murder young child in Belfast

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A 29-year-old woman has been charged with the murder of an eight-month old boy and the attempted murder of a young child in Belfast.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) named the boy murdered at a house in Brompton Park in north Belfast on Tuesday, July 27, as Liam O’Keefe.

The woman, whose name was not released, will appear before Belfast Magistrates’ Court later today.

The PSNI’s Detective Chief Inspector Chris Millar, investigating the murder said: “The other young child injured during this incident remains in hospital where her condition is stable.”

Police were called to the house in north Belfast shortly after 8pm on Tuesday evening, where they discovered Liam O’Keefe and another injured child.

Detective Chief Inspector Millar said on Wednesday: “Despite the efforts of the emergency services the baby was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. The other young child was taken to hospital and remains in intensive care.”

The 29-year-woman who was also in the house was arrested on suspicion of murder and police confirmed that they were not looking for anyone else in relation to the death.

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