Police investigating the death of a one year-old baby boy in Birmingham have charged his sister and her partner with murder.
Santino Balaz, aged 14 months, a Czech national, who was living in Brighton Road, Balsall Heath, died at Birmingham Childrenâ€™s Hospital on January 1 2015, following an emergency call to the ambulance service at 3.45pm.
Police last night charged Tereza Lackova, aged 19, unemployed, of Brighton Road, Balsall Heath and Marek Holub, unemployed, aged 27, also of Brighton Road and both will appear before Birmingham Magistrates Court this morning (Tuesday 6 January). Both had responsibility for the care of Santino Balaz at the time of his death.
Detective Inspector Justin Spanner from Force CID, who is investigating the death said: “We are awaiting further tests following a post mortem, Santino was found to have extensive injuries and fractures to several areas of his body. West Midlands Police is currently liaising with colleagues in the Czech Republic to trace Santinoâ€™s mother, who is believed to have returned home in September last year. “