The Jayde Poole trial - the case day by day

THE JAYDE POOLE TRIAL - Day 1

Trial begins for mother charged with manslaughter

July 16: A Supreme Court jury has been asked to decide whether a Bendigo mother whose baby daughter died after being left in a hot car was criminally negligent.

Jayde Poole, 29, was charged with the manslaughter of her five-month-old daughter Bella, who died from heatstroke on a hot evening in December, 2012.

THE JAYDE POOLE TRIAL - Day 2

'She was just a mess, just a terrible mess'

July 17: Tears flowed in Bendigo's Supreme Court this morning as relatives of five-month-old Bella Poole recounted the night she died.

THE JAYDE POOLE TRIAL - Day 3

'The baby didn't show any signs of life'

July 18: A police officer who was first on scene after baby Bella Poole was reported missing has told a Supreme Court jury how he tried to save the little girl's life.

THE JAYDE POOLE TRIAL - Day 4

Jayde Poole trial: Day 4 starts

July 21: The Supreme Court hears from the prosecution's final witness - Bendigo police officer and Poole's cousin Senior Constable Rachel Colliver.

THE JAYDE POOLE TRIAL - Day 5

Jayde Poole trial: Day 5 starts

July 23: Jayde Poole's lawyer urges the jury not to label his client a "child killer". 

Court hears expert evidence from researcher in "forgotten child syndrome" and closing addresses from the defence and prosecution.

THE JAYDE POOLE TRIAL - Day 6

Bendigo mother not guilty of manslaughter

July 24: The six-man and six-woman Supreme Court jury retire to deliberate.

About two-and-a-half hours later they return to deliver a not guilty verdict.

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