A post-mortem examination has confirmed that a Perthshire schoolboy, allegedly murdered by his father, died of “stab wounds”.
Kane Morris was found dead at a flat in Coupar Angus in the early hours of Sunday, November 11, prompting a major police investigation.
Andrew Morris has appeared in court, accused of murdering his 10-year-old son. The farm worker is remanded in custody while he waits to stand trial.
Kane’s death certificate has revealed details of how the youngster died.
Forensic pathologist David Sadler has recorded the single cause of death as “stab wounds”.
Kane died at 3.24am at his home in an upper floor flat of a converted Royal Bank of Scotland building.
The document, signed by mother Laura Gillie, was formally registered just days before Christmas.
An eight-year-old girl was found critically injured at the property.
Andrew Morris, 37, is accused of attempting to murder her, leaving her severely injured and permanently impaired.
Morris, who was in hospital following the incident, appeared at a make-shift courtroom at Perth police station on November 22.
Floral tributes and teddy bears were left in tribute to Kane in the wake of the tragedy.
In a statement, Kane’s family paid tribute, saying his death was a “devastating experience”. They said: “Kane was a popular young boy within the community. He was full of energy and loved dearly by all.”
Kane was a P6 pupil at the town’s primary school where he starred in school plays and twice won the Coupar Angus Got Talent contest.
His teachers described him as a keen gardener who knew all about local wildlife. They said he was full of fun and well known to everyone in the school.
Speaking at the time, chief inspector Ian Scott, area commander for Perth and Kinross, praised the “efforts and dedication” of emergency services during the early hours of November 11.
He added: “I am also reassured by the strength of community spirits demonstrated across the area.”