Ottery baby murder trial delayed


The trial of a man accused of murdering a 10-month-old girl in Ottery has been delayed to allow more time for expert medical evidence to be obtained.

James Hunt, 30, was due to be tried at Exeter Crown Court next month for the alleged murder of baby Kimberley Barrett in December 2011.

But the case has been taken out of the list because the expert medical evidence is still being compiled – and is now not likely to be heard before September.

Hunt, of Pellinore Road, Exeter, was remanded in custody.

He pleaded not guilty to murder at an earlier hearing.

Judge Francis Gilbert QC, Recorder of the City of Exeter, adjourned the case, which is to be tried in front of a High Court judge.

He also extended custody time-limits to enable Hunt to remain on remand until the date of his trial.

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