Coventry & Warwickshire

Couple in court over boy's murder in Coventry

A woman and her partner have appeared in court charged with murdering the woman's four-year-old son in Coventry.

Daniel Pelka died of a head injury after he was found at his home in the Holbrooks area of the city on 3 March.

Magdalena Luczak, 26, and the boy's stepfather, Mariusz Krezolek, 32, appeared at Coventry Magistrates' Court.

They were remanded in custody to appear at Warwick Crown Court on 13 March. No application for bail was made.

Prosecutor John McCann said the boy was found not to be breathing at around 03:00 GMT by police and taken to the city's University Hospital, where he died.

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