Stephen Boden and Shannon Marsden appeared separately in court this morning for their two short hearings. They have been remanded in custody, where they will spend Christmas Day

The couple's hearings were heard at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court
The couple’s hearings were heard at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court

A couple charged with the murder of their 10-month-old son on Christmas Day have been remanded in custody.

Stephen Boden, 29, and Shannon Marsden, 21, have jointly been charged with the murder of their son Finley, on December 25, 2020, at an address in Holland Road, Old Whittington, Chesterfield.

The couple appeared separately at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court this morning for their two short hearings.

Boden was dressed in a grey jacket and grey trousers and remained handcuffed throughout. He was flanked by two dock officers when he appeared.

Marsden wore a grey sweatshirt and black jeans, but was not handcuffed like her partner.

Both defendants spoke only to confirm their names, address and dates of birth.

No details of the alleged killing were revealed to the court, Derbyshire Live reported.







The pair will next appear at Derby Crown Court on January 4
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Boden and Marsden, of Barrow Hill, have also both been charged with assault, neglect or abandonment of their son between November 17 and Christmas Day last year.

The couple, of Romford Way, have also both jointly been charged with possession with intent to supply cannabis between October 16, 2020 and February 13 of this year.

The pair were not asked to enter any pleas.

Magistrates remanded both defendants into custody over the Christmas and new year period.

That means both will spend Christmas Day, the anniversary of the alleged murder, in custody.

The pair will next appear at Derby Crown Court on Tuesday, January 4, 2022.

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