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Wallsend double stabbing suspect Denis Beytula makes first crown court appearance

Denis Erdinch Beytula was charged after a mum and her newborn baby boy were stabbed in a house on Portland Close Credit: NCJ Media

A man charged with one count of murder and one count of attempted murder after a stabbing in Wallsend has made his first crown court appearance.

Denis Erdinch Beytula was charged after a mum and her newborn baby boy were stabbed in a house on Portland Close earlier this month.

Three-week-old Andrei Stefan died in hospital, four days after the attack.

Denis Beytula, of Portland Close, was remanded in custody after appeared at North Tyneside Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 3 October.

He appeared at Newcastle Crown Court on Friday 11 October via video-link from HMP Durham.

Denis Beytula, of Portland Close, was remanded in custody Credit: NCJ Media

It was revealed in court on Friday morning that the 3-week old baby who died was the defendants newborn son.

The prosecution also confirmed that the 21-year-old woman who was also injured in the attack, is Denis Beytula's partner.

He has been charged with the murder of his son and the attempted murder of his partner.

Nick Dry, prosecuting said:

It’s the defendant’s first appearance before this court, having been sent by the magistrates last week in relation to two allegations of attempted murder in respect of his partner and three week old baby son.

Sadly the son has since died and that fact is reflected in the indictment that has been lodged on the digital system - an allegation of murder and attempted murder.”

– Nick Dry, prosecuting

Nick Dry from the prosecution went on to outline that the defence are seeking medical reports on the defendant.

I understand from my learned friend who attends, he would not wish the indictment to be put this morning.”

– Nick Dry, prosecuting
The defendant has been charged with the murder of his son and the attempted murder of his partner. Credit: NCJ Media

Judge Paul Sloan QC told Denis Beytula that he would next appear via video-link on October 31.

I’m going to adjourn your case to a further pre-trial hearing which will be listed on October 31 this year.

You will be linked in on that occasion as you have been today.”

– Judge Paul Sloan QC

Judge Sloan then informed Beytula his legal team would visit him in prison before he further remanded him in custody.