A father from Redditch, Worcestershire, accused of murdering his two-month-old daughter has appeared at Worcester Crown Court.
Tyler Vallance, 20, has been further charged with the ill-treatment or neglect of a child causing unnecessary suffering or injury.
The mother of the child, 18 year-old Jessica Higgins, is accused of causing or allowing the death of a child and is further charged with the ill-treatment or neglect of a child causing unnecessary suffering or injury.
The charges relate to injuries their daughter Isabella Vallance sustained at a house in Redditch between December 5 and December 7 last year.
The baby died in hospital on December 12.
The case was adjourned for a plea and case management hearing to be held at the Crown Court on October 28.