Toddler murder: Sister charged
COPS investigating the death of a 14-month-old boy have charged his teenage sister and her partner with murder.
Tereza Lackova, 19, and Marek Holub, 27, are accused of killing Santino Balaz.
Santino, who had Czech nationality, died at Birmingham Children’s Hospital on New Year’s Day after a 999 call.
Lackova and Holub, both of Balsall Heath, Birmingham, were charged with murder on Monday night.
Det Insp Justin Spanner, 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 are working with colleagues in the Czech Republic to trace Santino’s mother.