A young couple from Pontefract have appeared in court charged with murdering their baby daughter.
7 week old Krystal Davison was taken by paramedics from her parents’ home on Ashleigh Avenue to Pinderfields Hospital, suffering from serious injuries.
Police were called by staff at the hospital on Thursday morning to say they were treating the child, and at 3am on Friday, they told detectives she had died.
This morning, 18 year old Jessica Hopkinson and 28 year old Lee Davison both appeared at Pontefract Magistrates Court accused of killing Krystal.
Wearing a pink jumper, Jessica Hopkinson wept throughout the two-minute hearing. Lee Davison, who wore a white sweatshirt, stood with his head bowed. Both of them spoke only to confirm their names, ages and address.
The case has been committed to Leeds Crown Court where the pair will appear again on Wednesday morning.