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Carl Wheatley remanded in custody over daughter's murder

Alexa-Marie Image copyright Family photograph
Image caption Alexa-Marie Quinn died at the Lister Hospital in Stevenage

A father charged with the murder of his four-year-old daughter has been remanded in custody at a court appearance.

Carl Wheatley, 30, is accused of killing Alexa-Marie Quinn at their home in Queen Bee Court, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, on Wednesday morning.

Magistrates at Hatfield Remand Court instructed him to appear at St Albans Crown Court on Tuesday.

Police said a post-mortem examination would take place on Monday.

Officers were called the address just after 09:30 GMT on Wednesday when concerns were raised for the welfare of a child.

The girl was taken to the Lister Hospital in Stevenage, where she died.

In a statement, the family of Alexa-Marie's mother said they were "completely stunned and devastated" by her death.

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