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Mother accused of allowing death of her baby daughter at the hands of girl’s father, 24

A mother who is accused of allowing the death of her three-month-old baby daughter has been pictured for the first time.

Kirsty Burdett, 25, from Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, appeared outside St Albans Crown Court today charged with causing or allowing the death of her daughter Millie Rose Burdett by failing to protect her from the risk of significant harm. 

She was joined by the baby’s father Davey Everson, 23, from Edmonton, north London, who is charged with the murder of their baby.

Millie Rose, who was born in October 2018, died in hospital aged just three-months-old on January 11, 2019. 

The trial of Burdett and Everson did not go ahead today.

Kirsty Burdett, 25, from Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, appeared outside St Albans Crown Court today

Kirsty Burdett, 25, from Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, appeared outside St Albans Crown Court today

David Everson, 24, from Edmonton, north London, is charged with the murder of Millie Rose Burdett

David Everson, 24, from Edmonton, north London, is charged with the murder of Millie Rose Burdett

Kirsty Burdett (left), 25, from Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, and Davey Everson (right), 24, from Edmonton, north London, appeared outside St Albans Crown Court today

Today’s hearing saw the barristers from both sides discuss procedural matters with the trial judge.

It also dealt with how the jury should be selected and what questions they should be asked to ensure they did not know those involved.

From a panel of 20 potential jurors the final 12 will be selected tomorrow for the trial which is expected to last six weeks.

The charges were not read out in court today.  

The court expects the defendants to plead not guilty tomorrow when the charges are put to them. 

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