Hatfield toddler killing: Dad, 30, charged with murder

PUBLISHED: 21:58 13 March 2014 | UPDATED: 22:38 13 March 2014

Four-year-old Alexa-Marie died at the Lister Hospital

Four-year-old Alexa-Marie died at the Lister Hospital

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A Hatfield dad has tonight (Thursday) been charged with the murder of his four-year-old daughter.

"She was truly the most gentle, loving, happy and amazing little soul we had the pleasure of knowing."

Statement from Alexa-Marie’s mother’s side of the family

Carl Wheatley, 30, will appear before Hatfield Remand Court tomorrow (Friday) charged with murdering Alexa-Marie at their home address in Queen Bee Court.

The toddler died at Lister Hospital yesterday.

Police had been called to the terraced home, off Cunningham Avenue, shortly after 9.30am.

A post mortem to establish the cause of death will take place on Monday.

A statement released from Alexa-Marie’s mother’s side of the family said: “We are completely stunned and devastated that our beautiful little girl has been taken from us so suddenly.

“She was truly the most gentle, loving, happy and amazing little soul we had the pleasure of knowing.

“We would ask to be left alone to grieve at this traumatic time.”

Investigations are on-going into the death of Alexa-Marie and should anyone have any information they feel is relevant to the inquiry they should contact the incident room on 01707 355959.

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