Court cases – Matthew Scully-Hicks, 31, of Cornwall can now be identified after the reporting ban was removed

Gay father, 31, who denies murdering adopted 18-month-old baby girl and is bailed to face trial in June is named publically as judge lifts reporting ban.

Reporting restrictions put in place at a family court over the death of a baby in December have been lifted

Matthew Scully-Hicks, 31, of Cornwall can now be identified after the reporting ban was removed

Scully-Hicks is accused of murdering 18-month-old adopted Elsie Scully-Hicks

Gay father Matthew Scully-Hicks, 31, of Cornwall has been identified as the man accused of killing 18-month-old adopted baby Elsie Scully-Hicks

A gay father has appeared in court charged with murdering his adopted baby daughter.

Matthew Scully-Hicks, 31, of Pengelly Delabole, Cornwall is accused of killing 18-month-old daughter Elsie Scully-Hicks in May last year.

Scully-Hicks, wearing a black suit and pink tie, appeared at court today in front of judge Mrs Justice Nicola Davies.

He pleaded not guilty to one count of murder at the plea and trial preparation hearing.

Reporting restrictions which previously prevented the identification of Scully-Hicks and the offence that he had been charged with were lifted on Friday after an application by the media in front of Mrs Justice Nicola Davies. 

Scully-Hicks was granted bail ahead of his murder trial in June, expected to last four weeks. 

Scully-Hicks pleaded not guilty to one count of murder at the plea and trial preparation hearing. This is the first time the case can be made public after reporting restrictions put in place at a family court in December were lifted.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4257594/Gay-father-denies-murdering-baby-named.html

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