Hereford & Worcester

Isabella Vallance death: Judge orders parents' trial

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Image caption Two-month old Isabella Vallance died at Birmingham Children's Hospital on 12 December

A man and woman accused over the death of their two-month-old daughter are to face trial.

Tyler Vallance, 20, is accused of murdering Isabella Vallance, in 2012. He is also accused of child cruelty.

His partner Jessica Wiggins, 19, has also been charged with child cruelty, in connection with Isabella's death.

At Worcester Crown Court, Judge Thomas QC ordered both to return to court on 9 December for a plea hearing. They are due to go on trial next June.

Mr Vallance, of no fixed address, was remanded in custody.

Ms Wiggins, of Engadine Road, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, was bailed until December's court appearance.

Isabella, who is alleged to have been injured at an address in Redditch, died last December after being transferred to Birmingham Children's Hospital from the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch.

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