Carl Alesbrook: Teenager charged over death of four-month-old – as baby’s mother faces cruelty allegation | UK News
A teenager has been charged with murder over the death of a four-month-old baby.
Carl Alesbrook has also been charged with causing grievous bodily harm to the boy, named Elijah, who died in January last year.
At the time, the 18-year-old was the partner of Elijah’s mother, India Shemwell.
She has been charged with cruelty to a person under 16.
Shemwell, of Derby, has been released on police bail, while Alesbrook, of Matlock, has been remanded in police custody.
He is due to appear at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.
It comes after police were called to an address in the town of Belper, Derbyshire, just before 10.50pm on 2 January last year.
Officers attended the property after a report that a young baby was in cardiac arrest.
Elijah, was taken to hospital by ambulance, but died three days later on 5 January.