The father and grandmother of a baby who was found dead near his Smethwick home reappeared in court today charged with perverting the course of justice.
Theresa Ann Simpson, Sherwain McCoy Smith and a teenage girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared at Birmingham Crown Court charged with plotting to conceal the body of Troy Simpson.
Six-month-old Troy was found dead on February 8.
The charge against the three defendants alleges that they conspired together between February 6 and February 8 to falsely report the disappearance of Troy, having concealed his body, with intent to pervert the course of justice.
Simpson, 47, of The Uplands, Smethwick, who appeared at court via a video link from HMP Eastwood Park, Gloucestershire, was granted bail at today's hearing.
Smith, 20, of Arden Road, also in Smethwick, and his 17-year-old co-defendant were remanded in custody.
The trio were ordered to reappear at Birmingham Crown Court for a plea and case management hearing on April 19.
A post-mortem examination on Troy's body, which was found in a culvert at Thimblemill brook, Smethwick, proved inconclusive.