A member of the upper class and their significant other, who have been accused of causing the death of their infant, have pleaded not guilty to all charges against them.
During a hearing at the Old Bailey on Thursday, Constance Marten and Mark Gordon entered a plea of not guilty to five charges connected to their daughter, Victoria.
Gordon declared his innocence with a strong and audible voice as he responded to the charges listed on the indictment, while Marten also entered a plea of not guilty.
They are being accused of committing the crime of manslaughter due to extreme carelessness towards the girl, identified as Baby A, between January 4th and February 27th.
The individuals also have allegations against them for obstructing the legal process by hiding the body, hiding the fact that a child was born, committing acts of cruelty towards a child, and permitting the death of a child.
Marten, aged 36, and Gordon, aged 49, who do not have a permanent residence, stood before Judge Mark Lucraft KC. During the hearing, the judge had to request the defendants to refrain from communicating with each other.
A hearing has been scheduled for January 2nd, with another pre-trial hearing scheduled for December 8th.
In March, authorities discovered remains at an allotment in the Hollingbury neighborhood of Brighton following an extensive investigation.