This poor child should have been able to look to Rachel Tunstill for the protection and love of a parent.
I asked her if she needed anything and she told me it was just part of the process.
'She said she didn't want anybody and although she was pale and distressed, she said she was fine.'I knocked on the door twice to see if she wanted anything and she asked for scissors so I gave her those.
She said 'thanks babe' and I went back to the Xbox and she closed the door.'The only time I heard a noise was something that sounded like squeezing air out of a water bottle noise.
She was extremely pale and weak so I did suggest that we go to bed.'When I got up the next day for work I gave her a kiss and told her I loved her. 'She told me she was going to the hospital and I thought it was about her miscarriage and that she would be fine.'When I got home from work police were there and they then wanted to search the bins. She was good to me, very loving.'Prosecuting Louise Blackwell QC told the hearing: 'He recalls that when she was in the bathroom he asked her if she was okay and she said she was okay and said that she had a miscarriage.'He didn't fully grasp the situation but did ask if she needed medical attention and she declined and he believed that she was about to handle it herself.
A consultant psychiatrist said she had suffered an 'acute stress reaction' whilst giving birth.
Earlier Tunstill wept as the trial was told she had graduated with a Masters in forensic psychology at the University of Central Lancashire and also worked as deputy manager at a residential home for people with learning difficulties.But the court heard she was possessive with her boyfriend and appeared to keep secrets from him and in March last year she told him she had a miscarriage when he did not even realise she was pregnant.Staff at her workplace also became concerned when she complained of stomach cramps and having an ectopic pregnancy.She always organised her doctors appointments herself and rang the doctor.'I did notice that she started to gain some weight but she told me that she had body dysmorphic disorder and she only ate crisps and snacks.'The tragedy occurred on January 14 whilst the couple were at home.Mr Kelly said: 'I was on the Xbox and was complaining of stomach cramps and she said she was going to have a bath and she just said 'it's happening again.''She told me that she had had a miscarriage before so I thought that she could deal with it this time.She accepted causing the baby's stab wounds but claimed she could not recall administering them.