Mother accused of murder is 'expecting another baby this month'

Mother, 35, accused alongside her husband of murdering their three-month-old daughter is expecting another baby this month, court hears

  • Carly Easey, 35, was revealed to be pregnant at Norwich Crown Court hearing
  • She appeared via videolink with her partner Christopher Easey, 30, yesterday
  • Couple both deny murdering their daughter Eleanor who died last December 
  • Mrs Easey is on remand in prison and is due to give birth by caesarean section  

A mother accused alongside her husband of the murder of her three-month old daughter is expecting another baby this month, it has emerged.

Carly Easey, 35, was revealed to be pregnant when she appeared with her partner Christopher Easey, 30, at a plea hearing at Norwich Crown Court yesterday.

The couple both denied the murder of their daughter Eleanor as well as causing or allowing the death of a child and cruelty to a person under 16. 

Carly Easey, 35, and her husband Christopher Easey, 30, pictured at their wedding in June 2018, have both pleaded not guilty to the murder of their three-month-old daughter

The couple, who are from Terrington St Clement, Norfolk, got married two years ago

The hearing was told that Mrs Easey, who is currently on remand in prison, is due to give birth by caesarean section later this month.

Eleanor was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital on December 18 last year, after becoming unresponsive at her home at Morton on the Hill, Norfolk.

She died two days later from a severe head injury at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, just five days before Christmas.

A post-mortem also found that she was malnourished and had a number of historical fractures, prompting a police investigation to be launched. 

Eleanor Easey died at Addenbrook’s Hospital in Cambridge after being transferred there

The couple, who are from Terrington St Clement, Norfolk, both appeared via videolink for the plea and directions hearing yesterday.

Mr Easey appeared from Norwich Prison and his wife from Peterborough Prison.

The Easeys, who married in June 2018, were remanded in custody by Judge Anthony Bate and will stand trial on March 8 next year. It is listed to take three to four weeks.

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