AN ELECTRICIAN charged with the murder of his 14-week old son has been remanded in custody.
The case against David Robert James Price, 26, now of Gatewen Road, New Broughton, has been sent to the crown court by magistrates.
Price was charged that on February 29 last year at his former home in Edward Street, Wrexham, he murdered baby Eithan James Williams.
The charge follows a 16-month investigation by North Wales Police.
It is alleged by the prosecution that the infant died of baby shaking syndrome and suffered bleeding to the brain.
Sandra Subacchi, prosecuting, outlined details of the case at Flintshire Magistrates Court, Mold, during the hour-long hearing.
She applied for a remand in custody and among the reasons she gave was Price's own safety.
Defending, Stephen Edwards applied for bail and put forward a package of conditions which he said would meet the concerns of the prosecution.
He called Price's mother, nurse Shirley Diane Vernon, of Crown Place, Llay, who offered a surety of £30,000 on behalf of her son. Mr Edwards said that Price, who denied any wrongdoing, would surrender his passport, not apply for travel documents, he could stay indoors at night on an electronic tag, report daily to the police and not approach the mother of the child, Lindsay Williams.
Magistrates remanded Price in custody and he will appear at a preliminary hearing at Mold Crown Court on June 24, when the case will then be further adjourned.