Judge’s op delays baby death trial

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A mother facing trial over the death of her toddler son has been told the five-week hearing will not now take place until next October.

Caroline Kemp’s case, which had been due to start in February, had to be switched after a judge revealed he was to undergo surgery in January.

It is understood there were also problems about expert evidence being ready for February.

At Bradford Crown Court, legal issues surrounding the trial of Kemp and co-accused Thomas Corcoran were also discussed by Judge James Stewart QC and counsel involved.

Kemp, 21, of Erringden Road, Mytholmroyd, and Corcoran, also 21, of Croft Gardens, Birkby, Hudderfsield, 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 at just five days old and died in his mother’s arms almost two years later.

Kemp was in court for yesterday’s hearing but Corcoran was not required to attend.