Bitter mistake Father admits killing son with morphine

Kevin Morton, 49, mistakenly gave his son, Kye Backhouse, 13, a strong painkiller and now said he will "have to try and live with it for the rest of my life."

  • Published:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

A dad killed his son by giving him a morphine tablet when the teenager complained about feeling ill.

Kevin Morton, 49, mistakenly gave his son Kye Backhouse, 13, the strong painkiller and now said he will "have to try and live with it for the rest of my life", Mirror Online reported.

According to BBC, the body of Kye Backhouse was found at his home in Ewan Close, Barrow-in-Furness, at about 07:20 GMT on 9 October 2014.

His father, Kevin Morton, 49, also of Ewan Close, pleaded guilty to manslaughter at Preston Crown Court on Tuesday.

Sentencing was adjourned until 22 June for pre-sentence and psychiatric reports to be prepared.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 Double Standards MP resigns after he was caught having sex with a man in...bullet
2 Climax Man goes blind after a strong orgasm in a "vigorous sexual...bullet
3 Video 60% of visitors to this park full of large erect penises are womenbullet
4 Laughable Bank robber arrested after he was seen sharing his...bullet
5 Confusion Which of these ladies is the 40-year-old mother of the...bullet
6 Photos Meet the lady who communicates with ghostsbullet
7 Pressure University students boycott exams until Robert...bullet
8 Obesity Doctors break up building to bring this...bullet
9 Yoweri Museveni Uganda's president says he would...bullet
10 Try It Students came out of exam hall crying because...bullet

Top Videos

1 Watch Video Church members drink alcohol openly during servicebullet
2 In Nigeria House Help uses rat to cook Jollof Rice for madambullet
3 Video Jesus Christ is not the real name of the Messiahbullet
4 Video This new dance will take over the streets in Ghana soonbullet
5 Video Man turns into cow to avoid lynchingbullet
6 Natural Beauty This 50-year-old mother still looks like a teenagerbullet
7 Weird 5 nurses suspended for admiring a patient's genitalsbullet
8 Church Thief Thief who stole from church offertory finally...bullet
9 Mummy's Boy 98-year-old mother retires to take care of...bullet
10 Video Ghanaian old woman's 'killer' ‘One Corner’ dance...bullet

Filla