Natalie Steele has been charged with murdering her son Reid (Image: Wales Information Service/PA)
A mom has appeared in court docket charged with murdering her two-year-old son.
Reid Steele died at College Hospital of Wales in Cardiff on August 12, a day after after being discovered critically injured at a home in Bridgend.
His mum, Natalie Metal, 31, was charged with homicide on Wednesday, August 18.
She appeared at Cardiff Crown Courtroom on Thursday through video-link from HMP Eastwood Park.
Steele appeared at Cardiff Crown Courtroom on Thursday (Image: Wales Information Service)
Steele, carrying a gray tracksuit, spoke solely to substantiate her title throughout the brief listening to.
Michael Jones QC, prosecuting, stated a preliminary autopsy report had been ready in respect of Reid however didn’t learn out any of the small print.
Choose Michael Fitton QC remanded Steele in custody forward of a plea and trial preparation listening to on the similar court docket on November 26.
No trial date has but been set.
Reid Steele died in hospital after being discovered critically injured at a home in Bridgend on August 11 (Image: PA)
A tribute launched by Reid’s household following his demise stated: ‘He was an excellent, super-happy, beautiful, fantastic, and clever little boy who lit up everybody’s lives.
‘He liked the backyard and the seashore, choosing raspberries, and going for walks amassing shells. He was a really chatty little boy and would fortunately converse to anybody.’
Senior investigating officer, Detective Chief Inspector Matt Davies, stated: ‘This can be a harrowing case for all involved and my ideas exit to Reid’s household who proceed to be supported by specifically skilled officers.
‘Authorized proceedings at the moment are stay, and while I admire there are issues locally, I’d urge individuals to chorus from speculating on social media.
‘Our investigation continues, and anyone who thinks they might have related data is urged to make contact. The household respectfully ask to be left to grieve at this tough time.’
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