Tod­dler murder: Sis­ter charged

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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.

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