Bristol

Christmas Day baby murder trial date set

Britton Gardens
Image caption Aya Parker died early on Christmas Day at an address in Kingswood, Bristol

The father of a six-month-old girl is to stand trial charged with murdering her on Christmas Day.

Lee Parker, 33, is accused of killing Aya Parker in Kingswood, Bristol, on 25 December last year.

Mr Parker, who denies murder, appeared via video link at Bristol Crown Court for a case management hearing.

Judge Peter Blair QC, the Recorder of Bristol, set a trial date of 3 July, which is expected to last up to four days.

"You will be produced at court for that hearing, which is likely to conclude within that week," he told Mr Parker.

"You will be remanded in custody in the meantime."

Aya died in the early hours of Christmas Day after emergency services were called to a property at Britton Gardens, Kingswood.

Mr Parker, of Britton Gardens, was charged with murder three days later.

He pleaded not guilty during a previous hearing at Bristol Crown Court.

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