Father denies murdering three-week-old daughter and 21-month-old son

Father, 29, denies murdering his three-week-old daughter, his 21-month-old son and his ex-partner

  • Jordan Monaghan, 29, pleaded not guilty to murdering three-week-old daughter
  • Ruby Monaghan died at home in Blackburn, Lancashire, on New Years Day 2013
  • Brother Logan died eight months later on August 17, Preston Crown Court heard 
  • Monaghan also denied two counts of attempted murder of a third child
  • He is also charged with murdering his ex-partner Evie Adams in October 2019
  • He did not enter any pleas yesterday and she was not the mother of the children 
  • A man has denied murdering two of his young children and the attempted murder of another.  

    Jordan Monaghan, 29, pleaded not guilty to murdering his three-week-old daughter Ruby and 21-month-old son Logan.

    Ruby died at home in Blackburn, Lancashire, on New Year’s Day in 2013. Her brother Logan died eight months later on August 17, Preston Crown Court heard.

    Monaghan also denied two counts of attempted murder of a third child, who cannot be named for legal reasons.

    Jordan Monaghan (pictured), 29, pleaded not guilty to murdering his three-week-old daughter Ruby and 21-month-old son Logan

    Jordan Monaghan (pictured), 29, pleaded not guilty to murdering his three-week-old daughter Ruby and 21-month-old son Logan

    Ruby (pictured) died at home in Blackburn, Lancashire, on New Year’s Day in 2013

    Logan (pictured) died on August 17, Preston Crown Court heard

    Ruby (left) died at home in Blackburn, Lancashire, on New Year’s Day in 2013. Her brother Logan (right) died eight months later on August 17, Preston Crown Court heard

    Monaghan also denied two counts of attempted murder of a third child, who cannot be named for legal reasons. Pictured, Ruby and Logan together

    Monaghan also denied two counts of attempted murder of a third child, who cannot be named for legal reasons. Pictured, Ruby and Logan together

    He is also charged with murdering his ex-partner Evie Adams (pictured) in October 2019, but did not enter any pleas during the hearing yesterday. She was not the mother of the children

    He is also charged with murdering his ex-partner Evie Adams (pictured) in October 2019, but did not enter any pleas during the hearing yesterday. She was not the mother of the children

    Laura Gray (right) was mother to Ruby and Logan. She is pictured with her former partner Monaghan in 2013

    Laura Gray (right) was mother to Ruby and Logan. She is pictured with her former partner Monaghan in 2013

    He is also charged with murdering his ex-partner Evie Adams in October 2019, but did not enter any pleas during the hearing yesterday.

    She was not the mother of the children.

    In January 2021, Monaghan was charged with murder following investigations into their deaths.

    Monaghan appeared in front of Judge Robert Altham via video link.

    He is due to stand trial on October 4 this year, where proceedings are expected to take around ten weeks.