Eleven year old Julian Morgan has been in a coma and seems unlikely to recover after being seriously injured at home. The Prosecution argue that his mother Linda Morgan had a history of beating him and inflicted the catastrophic injury. However she says it was a terrible accident as he slipped down the stairs. Her former husband testifies against her and Mrs Morgan did not challenge him divorcing her on the grounds of her past treatment of Julian. She argues though that she did not challenge the grounds for divorce as she was desperate to escape a bullying husband.