A HEARTBROKEN dad broke down as he held the tiny coffin of his eight-week-old son allegedly murdered by his mum.
Little Liam O’Keefe was stabbed to dying at his house in Ardoyne, Belfast, final Tuesday.
A dad is laying his child son to relaxation at presentCredit score: © Photopress Belfast © All ethical and mental rights retained
Liam O’Keefe was stabbed to dying at a house in Belfast
His mum Raluca Tagani, 29, is charged with homicide and tried homicide after a two-year-old woman was additionally stabbed within the horror.
Dad Liam Snr, who gave permission for his son’s funeral to be lined by the media, is laying his child boy to relaxation at present.
He broke down as he held a tiny white coffin containing Liam’s stays.
Effectively-wishers helped increase greater than £3,430 to assist the household and pay for Liam’s funeral after the tragedy.
Liam rushed again from London to the Northern Irish capital after receiving the devastating information on Tuesday evening.
He spoke at a vigil on Thursday thanking the group for his or her assist.
The grieving dad mentioned: “To all of the neighbours and the total group for all their assist and assist, I actually respect all of it.
“Holding this vigil means the world to me. I’m really heartbroken nevertheless it offers me the energy to know you might be all giving a lot love and assist.
“Thanks from the underside of my coronary heart.”
His older daughter revealed her household’s heartache after her brother was stabbed “repeatedly”.
Talking from her house in Wolverhampton, she informed The Solar On-line: “They have been meant to be having the child’s Christening quickly – and now it’s going to be a funeral.
“He was solely eight weeks previous so I didn’t get to fulfill him.
“My dad is in absolute bits.
“Liam was a gorgeous child – I simply can’t get my head round it. We’re all devastated.”
One other beloved one mentioned: “The household is all heartbroken.”
Police have been scrambled to the house within the Ardoyne space of town on Tuesday at round 8pm.
Horrified neighbours reportedly screamed “oh my god” because the victims have been carried from the home.
Some locals had helped police earlier than ambulance crews arrived after the massacre unfolded.
Tagani appeared at Belfast Magistrates Court docket final week the place she was remanded in custody.
The mum will subsequent seem in court docket on August 27.
Raluca Tagani, 29, has been charged with the homicide of her eight-week-old son
Liam’s sister attends the funeral at presentCredit score: © Photopress Belfast © All ethical and mental rights retained
Her dad is comforted by family membersCredit score: © Photopress Belfast © All ethical and mental rights retained
Tributes have been made for the little boyCredit score: Pacemaker
Tagani was questioned by police after being launched from hospitalCredit score: Enterprise
Child Liam was declared lifeless on the scene
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