A TODDLER tragically died on his birthday after suffering complications allegedly caused by a head injury.
Corinthian Kemp was just two years old when he died of injuries sustained shortly after his birth.
Now the boy’s parents – 21-year-olds Thomas Corcoran and Caroline Kemp – have been charged in connection with the toddler’s death.
They appeared alongside each other in the dock at Bradford Crown Court yesterday having been charged in connection with his death in August, 2009.
The child was allegedly assaulted at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary when he was just five days old.
Corcoran, of Croft Gardens, Birkby, Huddersfield, and Kemp, of Erringden Road, Mytholmroyd, were charged earlier this month with causing or allowing the death of a child.
During a preliminary hearing at the crown court it emerged that their son had died on his second birthday.
Judge Jonathan Durham Hall QC was told that a second post mortem may also have to be carried out on the child’s body.
The judge confirmed that the pair would have to return to the crown court on November 11 for a plea and case management hearing.
A trial, which could last up to five weeks, has been listed to start on February 13 next year.
Kemp was remanded back into custody and Corcoran was granted bail until the next hearing.