Man appears in court over Ottery baby death

PUBLISHED: 12:27 09 August 2012 | UPDATED: 10:23 10 August 2012


A 29-year-old man appeared in court yesterday charged with the murder of a 10-month-old girl in Ottery.

James Hunt, of Pellinore Road, Exeter, was remanded in custody when the case was sent by magistrates to Exeter Crown Court.

He is accused of killing the baby girl on December 29 last year, in Ottery.

Hunt was due to appear in front of a judge this morning for a bail hearing. He will then appear at Exeter Crown Court on Friday, August 24.

He was also charged with two counts of theft from a property, one in Ottery, between November 2011 and January this year, and another in Exeter in May, but these matters were adjourned until October 4.

● A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police said a 24-year-old woman, who had previously been arrested in connection with the baby’s death, had been released without charge.

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