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Father and mother face trial in the death of a two-month-old boy who died from head injuries at an apartment complex

A mother and father will face trial over the death of their 11-week-old son.

Malik Goncalves died after suffering a head injury at an apartment complex in Harlow, Essex.

The baby died after falling ill in Harlow

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The baby died after falling ill in HarlowCredit: BPM MEDIA

His mother Eloddie Goncalves has been charged with murder, child cruelty and causing the death of a child.

The 31-year-old is also charged with assaulting an emergency worker and violating the law of justice.

Father Muritala Olaiya-Imam, 36, has been charged with causing or allowing the death of a child, child cruelty and perverting the law of justice.

He denied the charges today while appearing at Chelmsford Crown Court.

Goncalves was not present at the hearing and no sign of guilt was given.

The interim hearing date has been set for November 21.

They were remanded in custody to next appear in the same court on June 20 for a hearing.

Baby Malik was found unconscious and not breathing at the apartment on the morning of August 19, 2020.

He was taken to Princess Alexandra hospital, where he was presumed dead.

His provisional cause of death was given as “head wound, pending further investigation.”

Coroner’s officer, Andre Kimshe, told the opening of the investigation: “On August 19, baby Malik was found at home unconscious and not breathing.

“Medical staff attended and he was transported to Harlow hospital, where his death was confirmed at 9:53 am.”

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/17756814/parents-court-murder-baby-harlow/ Father and mother face trial in the death of a two-month-old boy who died from head injuries at an apartment complex

Bobby Allyn

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