A woman accused of a number of offences in relation to the death of her three-month-old daughter, has had a charge of murder dropped.
Carly Easey, 35, who still faces a charge of causing or allowing the death of her child and neglect offences, was accused of murdering her daughter Eleanor, alongside husband Christopher Easey last December.
The couple, of Old Roman Bank, Terrington St Clement, appeared at Norwich Crown Court today, Wednesday, for a bail application when prosecutors confirmed that, following further medical evidence, they were no longer persuing the murder charge against Carly Easey.
Christopher Easey, 30, remains accused of murder and also faces charges of causing or allowing the death of a vulnerable child and child cruelty.
Both have denied the offences and a provisional trial date has been set for Monday, March 8. Both were granted bail after applications to the court.
Eleanor was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital on December 18 last year after becoming unresponsive at her home in Morton on the Hill near Norwich.
She was later transferred to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge where she died on December 20 last year.
A post mortem examination established she had died from a severe head injury. It also revealed she was malnourished and had numerous historic fractures.