Mother and son face trial over decomposed body of boy in bedroom (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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Mother and son face trial over decomposed body of boy in bedroom
A mother will go on trial later this year accused of manslaughter and preventing the burial of a corpse in connection with the discovery her son’s body at a Bradford house 18 months ago.
Amanda Hutton, 42, appeared at Bradford Crown Court today along with her son, Tariq Khan, 24, who is also accused of preventing the burial of four-and-a-half year old Hamza Khan.
The pair were arrested after the youngster’s body was found in a cot in the upstairs bedroom of a mid-terraced property on Crofton Road, Heaton, on the afternoon of September 21, 2011.
It is thought the youngster could have been dead for up to two years when he was found.
Hutton is accused of unlawfully killing Hamza between December 1 and December 16, 2009, and preventing the lawful and decent burial of a dead body, along with Khan, between December 14, 2009 and September 22, 2011.
She also faces five lesser charges.
Hutton, of Farcliffe Road, Bradford, and Khan, of Bradford Road, Bradford, were told by the Recorder of Bradford, Judge Roger Thomas QC, their trial date had been fixed for September 16.
They were given conditional bail and told to appear again at Bradford Crown Court on May 29 for a plea and case management hearing.