Brother of four-year-old found dead in bedroom refuses to give evidence at Amanda Hutton trial (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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Quiser Khan refuses to answer questions at Bradford Crown Court trail of his mother, Amanda Hutton
11:48am Friday 20th September 2013 in News
The brother of a four-year-old boy whose mummified body was found in his mother's bedroom in Bradford has refused to answer questions in court.
Qaiser Khan, 22, stepped into the witness box at Bradford Crown Court on the third day of the trial of his mother, Amanda Hutton.
Hutton, 43, denies starving her son Hamzah Khan to death.
Mr Khan immediately refused to answer any questions put to him. He then indicated he would not answer any questions at all.
Judge Roger Thomas QC told Mr Khan he was not at court as a volunteer and it was his obligation to give evidence.
The judge then suspended proceedings. The jury returned after a few minutes to hear other evidence.
Hutton denies manslaughter.
The jury has heard how Hamzah's body was found in the cot in the main bedroom of the house in Bradford in September 2011.
He died almost two years earlier, in December 2009.
The prosecution has told the court Hutton starved her son to death.
The defendant told police her son died after he was taken ill.