Ellie Butler death: Father charged with murder
- 11 March 2014
- From the section London
The father of a six-year-old girl, who died from head injuries, has appeared in court charged with her murder.
Ben Butler, 34, appeared at Croydon Magistrates' Court accused of killing Ellie Butler.
Ellie was treated by paramedics at her home in Sutton, south-west London, on 28 October. The Avenue Primary School pupil was taken to hospital but died.
Mr Butler was remanded in custody and is due to appear at Croydon Crown Court on Thursday.
A 34-year-old woman arrested in connection with the investigation has been bailed.