The two people charged with aggravated domestic violence after an infant died in Trondheim were released from custody on Wednesday. The charges against the two remain unchanged.
“The accused have been released from custody because we no longer consider that there is a danger of evidence being lost.
“We have investigated (the matter) intensively and thoroughly in recent weeks, and through this, we have secured the material that was critical in the first phase of the investigation,” police attorney Silje Noem in Trøndelag Police District noted in a press release.
The two – a man and a woman – are still charged with aggravated domestic violence or complicity in it.
On December 11, the two were remanded in custody for four weeks in Inntrøndelag District Court.
The woman had her custody reduced to two weeks in the Frostating Court of Appeal.
On December 4, a child, who was less than a year old, was admitted to St. Olav’s hospital in Trondheim with internal injuries.
Police began an investigation on December 7 after the hospital contacted them.
The man and woman charged in the case were the child’s caregivers, and the child had been placed with them by the child welfare service.
Just over two weeks ago, the preliminary autopsy report was available in the case.
Working with several hypotheses
In the press release on Wednesday, the police wrote that the accused in the case have been in for new interviews and that they are still working on several hypotheses about what caused the injuries that led to the child’s death.
“Several medical examinations have been performed, for which we are awaiting a response.
“The final autopsy report is also expected in the New Year. These are important pieces that can help clarify what has happened,” police attorney Silje Noem said.
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