Rachel Trelfa admitted it was “a possibility” that her two-year-old, Liam Fee would be “alive” today if she had taken him to hospital for treatment for a broken leg.

The High Court in Livingston heard that despite suspecting her son had a broken leg for several days, she went to look after her horse for three hours on the day that the the child died.

She is on trial alongside her lover, Nyomi Fee.

The mother denied returning from the stables on the day of her son’s death and “striking him so hard you ruptured his heart”.

She also denied allegations of abusing two other boys, one of whom the couple are accused of falsely blaming for Liam’s death.

Trelfa, 31, became emotional when telling the court about the night Liam died.

She said Fee, 28, screamed for her to come to his bedroom where she was trying to get him out of his buggy and she fell to the floor.

The pair deny murdering Liam at a house near Glenrothes in Fife by repeatedly inflicting “blunt force trauma” to his head and body, and say another boy is to blame for the toddler’s death.

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