Calgary

Marie Magoon denies hurting Meika Jordan in taped police interview

The videotaped interrogation between a Calgary police detective and woman suspected of murdering a six-year-old was released by a judge today.

Marie Magoon and Spencer Jordan are on trial for first-degree murder in death of daughter

Spencer Jordan and Marie Magoon on the first day of their first-degree-murder trial. (Janice Fletcher)

The videotaped interrogation between a Calgary police detective and woman suspected of murdering a six-year-old was released by a judge today.

Marie Magoon and her common law husband, Spencer Jordan are on trial for first-degree murder in the November 2011 beating death of his daughter, Meika Jordan.

Throughout the four-hour interview, with homicide unit Det. Dave Sweet, Magoon denies harming Meika.

"Children are my passion," says Magoon at one point.

Meika Jordan died at hospital a day after sustaining severe injuries in her home in Calgary's northeast. (Facebook)

Despite being told the medical examiner's finding that Meika died of multiple blunt force traumas to her head and that her death could only be considered a homicide, Magoon tries to blame the child's injuries on her accident prone nature.

Magoon and Jordan were arrested about a year after Meika's death and had been the subjects of an undercover police investigation during which each made admissions, according to prosecutor Susan Pepper.

During her opening arguments, Pepper said Meika was tortured by Magoon and Jordan for four days leading up to her death.

The trial began on Monday and is scheduled for six weeks.