Parents to face trial on child neglect charges after son's death
3:37pm Monday 2nd September 2013 in News
The parents of an eight year old boy who allegedly died from scurvy will stand trial next March, a judge decided today (Monday).
Glynn and Julie Seabridge, both 46, are charged with child neglect.
Glynn Seabridge appeared before Judge Keith Thomas at Swansea crown court today and entered a plea of not guilty.
Julie Seabridge was not asked to attend.
A pre-trial review will take place in early December and the trial proper will begin on March 17.
The couple, of Dolau in the hamlet of Llantood, near Cardigan, are accused of neglecting their son Dylan Mungo Seabridge between July 1, 2011, and December 7, 2011.
He died at his home near Crymych on December 6, 2011.
The couple are on bail.
Scurvy, caused by a vitamin C deficiency, is virtually unheard of in modern times.