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Trial date set for Bradford 'cot body' charge pair
A mother is set to be tried at Bradford Crown Court later this year accused of the manslaughter of her four-year-old son.
Amanda Hutton, 42, and Tariq Khan, 24, are also accused of preventing the burial of Hamza Khan, whose body was found at a house in Bradford.
The pair made their first appearances at the Crown Court yesterday.
Each was released on conditional bail to come back to the court on May 29 for a case management hearing, when they will enter pleas to the allegations against them.
Hutton, of Farcliffe Road, Girlington, Bradford, is accused of manslaughter and preventing the burial of a corpse, 18 months after the decomposed body of her son Hamza was found in a cot in the upstairs bedroom of a mid-terraced property on Crofton Road, Heaton, Bradford. She also faces five lesser charges.
Khan, of Ashburnham Grove, Manningham, Bradford, is charged with preventing the child’s burial.
The pair were arrested after the youngster’s body was found on September 21, 2011. It is thought he could have been dead for up to two years.
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. The trial, due to start on September 16, is set to last up to four weeks, the court was told.