Great Yarmouth father denies killing son, 6
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A man has denied killing his six-year-old son Baylee Varley, who suffered head injuries as a baby.
Kevin Craig Toye, 28, of St Nicholas Road, Great Yarmouth, was charged last year with the manslaughter and ill-treatment of Baylee Varley.
The child suffered serious head injuries as a baby following an alleged attack in 2008 and had required medical treatment up until his death in March 2014.
A pre-inquest review heard that Baylee, of Ormesby, Norfolk, died from bronchopneumonia due to long-term complications from a head injury.
Toye appeared at the Old Bailey before Mr Justice Spencer via video-link from Norwich.
He entered not guilty pleas to the manslaughter of Baylee on March 18 2014 and child cruelty between February 22 and 24 2008.
The charge states that he 'wilfully assaulted, ill-treated, neglected, abandoned or exposed' him in a way likely to cause 'suffering or injury to health'.
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A four-week trial has already been fixed to start at Norwich Crown Court before the same judge on June 13.
A pre-trial review will take place in early April on a date to be fixed.
Toye remains on conditional bail.