A COUPLE facing trial over the death of their toddler son have been told the five-week hearing will not now take place until October next year.
Thomas Corcoran and Caroline Kemp’s trial was due to start in February but had to be delayed yesterday after a judge revealed he was due to undergo an operation at the end of January.
It is understood there were also problems with some expert evidence being ready in time for the February date.
During a hearing at Bradford Crown Court legal issues surrounding their trial were also discussed by the Honorary Recorder of Bradford Judge James Stewart QC and counsel involved in the case.
Corcoran, of Croft Gardens, Birkby, and Kemp, 21, of Erringden Road, Mytholmroyd, are both accused of causing or allowing the death of their son Corinthian, who was left severely disabled after allegedly being injured a few days after his birth. Corinthian was allegedly attacked when he was just five days old and he died in his mother’s arms almost exactly two years later. The child was born at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary in August 2007 and lost his battle for life in August, 2009.
A trial, expected to last for five weeks, had been listed for February 13 next year, but it will now not take place until October 1.
Judge Stewart confirmed that another hearing of the case would also take place on April 23.