A GRIEVING mum pleaded with cops to launch a new probe into her daughter’s booze death — as baby killer Thomas Haining was the last person to see her alive.
Melanie O’Hara, 42, revealed she blames him for Nicole Munro’s death after he recorded videos egging her on to down a pint of vodka and Apple Sourz liqueur.
Hours later he found the mum of two, 23, lying unconscious and claimed he tried and failed to revive her before medics arrived in Forres, Moray.
It’s believed Haining, 22, refused to give cops a swab to establish if he had sex with blitzed Nicole, who died of alcohol poisoning.
Melanie, of Elgin, said: “I wish she had never met him. If he had not been there that night she wouldn’t have been drinking and my grandchildren would still have their mum.
“He’s bad news and him being involved makes me question what happened.”
Haining admitted shaking his three-week-old daughter Mikayla to death in 2017 earlier this week after two years of pretending to be innocent.
After he left her with fatal injuries he Googled: “What happens if a newborn baby is shake hard?”
Melanie added: “I’d like the police to go back into it again. Nicole barely drank but suddenly she’s downing pints of vodka?
“Did she drink it off her own back? They should look at his phone records. Did he Google ‘what’s the best alcohol to mix together to kill someone?’”
Her husband Paul, 43, added: “If he can lie about killing his daughter, what else is he lying about?
“Police wanted a sample but he refused. Why refuse if you’ve got nothing to hide?”
Haining was awaiting trial accused of killing his daughter when he started online chats with Nicole.
He told her that Mikayla was hurt when her Moses basket was tipped over by another child.
Last April when Nicole’s kids, then aged three and five, went to their dad’s, he headed round to her place for what is believed to have been their third meeting.
Melanie revealed her daughter had asked if she bought enough booze with the litre bottle of vodka and shots.
She said it had been a year since Nicole had touched alcohol when she invited Haining to her house to play his drinking game.
The boozy pair filmed each other falling about. Haining claimed he stumbled off to be sick and returned to find Nicole asleep on the sofa.
He said he went to bed but when he woke up the next morning he found her passed out on the bathroom floor.
Haining told Melanie he performed CPR — just as he had on Mikayla — but Nicole never came round. Both booze bottles were found empty.
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Afterwards, Haining posted an online tribute describing Nicole as an “angel” — as he did with his daughter.
Melanie first met Haining at her daughter’s funeral. She said: “Paul said something was not right about him.”
Mikayla’s mum Shannon Davies, 22, said Haining showed her the clips of Nicole. She said: “He was telling her to down a pint. It’s horrible.”
Police said they found no suspicious circumstances around Nicole’s death after a thorough investigation.
We told yesterday how Haining cradled Mikayla’s body in a chilling photo just hours after he had snapped and shaken her to death at home in Inverness. He admitted culpable homicide and will be sentenced next month.
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