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Monday, 29 April, 2002, 19:51 GMT 20:51 UK
Summing up in baby murder trial
Summing up has begun in the case of a father accused of murdering his baby daughter.

The prosecution and defence began making their closing speeches to the jury at Craigavon Crown Court on Monday.

Paul Owens, 29, is accused of killing his 14-week-old daughter Jasmine McGowan at their home in Twinbrook on the outskirts of Belfast in August 1999.

The baby had been shaken and her head had been hit off a hard surface.

The prosecution told the jury they believed Mr Owens killed the child and then tried to blame the baby's mother.

The defence said there was no doubt the baby had a miserable life, but there was no direct evidence linking the accused to the murder.

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