Dad accused of throwing teen daughter from cot as a baby denies murder

The Central Criminal Court also referred to as the Old Bailey, on Old Bailey, central London.
He appeared on the Outdated Bailey in the present day (Image: PA)

A person stands accused of killing his teenage daughter by throwing her from her cot when she was a baby.

Dean Smith, 44, allegedly hurled four-week-old Maisie Newell eight toes throughout the room into a wall in August 2000.

She suffered extreme mind injury and died aged 13 in June 2014, allegedly on account of accidents inflicted greater than a decade earlier than.

Smith was charged with murder and an alternate depend of manslaughter in February, following delays as the CPS determined whether or not Smith needs to be prosecuted.

An inquest into Maisie’s demise is but to be held.

Showing on the Outdated Bailey in the present day, Smith sobbed within the dock as he was arraigned on one depend of murder and one depend of manslaughter.

Jeremy Rosenberg, defending, mentioned: ‘He lost his own child and it was not something he has lived with lightly.’

Mr Smith and Mr Rosenberg added that each units of witnesses would want time to organize studies and study the claims made by the opposite aspect.



Decide Mark Lucraft, QC, agreed to set the trial again till the top of the 12 months however was conscious of the impact the size of the proceedings was having on Maisie’s complete household.

He mentioned: ‘They will all understand the stress and trouble caused, not only to this defendant but to everyone else in the family.’

The choose later addressed Smith and mentioned: ‘I hope you’ve adopted what I’ve mentioned to date.

‘Your trial, if there is a trial, will take place on the 4 November this year.’

Smith will seem once more on the Outdated Bailey for a additional listening to on 29 July.

He’ll stand trial on the identical courtroom on four November.

Smith, of Kingsfield Street, Watford, Herts, is charged with murder and a lesser different cost of manslaughter.



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