Co Antrim woman charged with murdering her son (3)

Body of Brendan Owens from Lisburn near Belfast found at house in city on July 4th

Trinity Terrace in Lisburn, Co Antrim where the body of Brendan Owens (3) was found in July. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Trinity Terrace in Lisburn, Co Antrim where the body of Brendan Owens (3) was found in July. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

 

A woman has been charged with the murder of her three-year-old son in Northern Ireland.

Michelle Owens (27), did not speak during a brief court appearance at Lisburn Magistrates’ Court today.

Brendan Owens was found at a house in the city near Belfast in July.

Ms Owens was accused by prosecutors of committing the murder on July 3rd.

A Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) detective constable said he could connect her to the charge. No application for bail was made and she was remanded in custody to reappear via video-link next month.

Ms Owens, dark haired and slight, was surrounded by prison officers during her brief appearance and was dressed in blue trousers and sweater.

The boy was discovered at her Trinity Terrace home, close to the centre of Lisburn.

A postmortem examination has been carried out.

A man aged 51 has been released on bail pending further inquiries.