Couple due to stand trial for killing baby son appear in court

A couple accused of killing their baby at a home in Beaumont Leys have appeared before a crown court judge. Michael Davis and Kayleigh Driver have pleaded not guilty to murder and a trial is due to start later this year.

Four-week-old Ollie Davis died on October 21, 2017, at a house in Upper Temple Walk, Leicester. Davis, 27, and Driver, 29, both of Carlisle Street, in the Westcotes area of the city, are also charged with causing or allowing the death of a child, two counts of causing grievous bodily harm, and causing or allowing a child to suffer serious physical harm.

They appeared before Judge Timothy Spencer QC at Leicester Crown Court today. The judge heard from the couple’s barristers about the preparations for the trial, which is due to begin on Tuesday, October 4 and is expected to involve 34 witnesses.

They only spoke to confirm their names during the short hearing this morning. Judge Spencer ordered a further hearing for legal argument to take place on Friday, July 1. He released the pair on conditional bail.

Leicestershire Live – Leicester News