A MURDER trial jury has heard expert evidence linking a man to two partial bite marks on the arms of tragic youngster Leticia Wright.
Leticia, who was only four, died of multiple injuries while she was living with Peter Seaton, 22, and her mother, Sharon Wright, 23, at a house on Almondbury Bank, Moldgreen, last November.
The pair have denied causing Leticia's injuries, but the prosecution at Bradford Crown Court says one of them, or both of them acting together, fatally wounded the girl.
Yesterday prosecutor Nicholas Campbell QC read extracts from a statement by consultant oral pathologist Dr Geoffrey Craig, who examined suspected bite marks on Leticia’s body and compared them to impressions of Seaton's teeth and an X-ray of Wright's teeth.
Dr Craig concluded that Seaton was responsible for the two marks and that Wright could be excluded.
He added: “'Peter Seaton can be implicated beyond reasonable doubt for the two bite marks. Peter Seaton is identified, for all practical purposes, by the two bite marks.’’'
The court heard previously how Wright called ambulance crews to the house. Leiticia was found in the lounge and rushed to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, where she died despite efforts to save her life.
Wright, of Almondbury Bank, and her then boyfriend, Seaton, of Meadow Lane, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, both deny murder.
The trial continues.