Man and woman charged with manslaughter following death of one-year-old baby girl
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A man and woman have been charged with manslaughter following the death of one-year-old baby girl Elaina Rose Aziz.
Emergency services were called to a house in Nuneaton back in August 2020 when the baby was found 'seriously unwell'.
Although she was rushed to hospital in cardiac arrest, little Elaina was sadly pronounced dead a short time later.
In an update this week, Warwickshire Police confirmed that a 37-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman had been charged with manslaughter by gross negligence.
The two defendants are also accused of causing or allowing the death of a child and wilfully assaulting/ill-treating/neglecting a child or young person.
Both are set to appear at Coventry Magistrates' Court next Friday (11 November).
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said around the time of Elaina's passing: “We were called at 9.26pm to a residential property on Top Knot Close, Nuneaton to reports of an unwell child.
"Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and an ambulance from East Midlands Ambulance Service attended the scene.
“One girl was in a serious condition and received emergency treatment on scene before being taken on blue lights to hospital.”
After her tragic death, Elaina's devastated family members paid a heartbreaking tribute to their 'perfect little miracle' in a statement.
"Our whole family is absolutely heartbroken and devastated at the loss of our beautiful baby girl, Elaina Rose," it read.
“She was enormously loved and adored by us all; she was our daughter, granddaughter, great granddaughter and niece.
“Elaina only ever knew happiness and our love and devotion.
“Elaina was our little miracle, perfect in every way, and the most loved and adored little princess there could ever be.
“She was beautiful inside and out, with her bouncy soft curls in her masses of hair and the longest of eyelashes.
“Her smile was enough to melt anyone’s heart, and her giggle was so infectious.
“She was always a happy little girl who loved learning to sing and sign with Mr Tumble and her nightly snuggles with Pepe Nana watching Moon and Me.
“She had lots of adventures out in the countryside; she loved listening to the birdies sing and the wind in the trees.
“She will forever be in our hearts and minds and will travel with us wherever we may venture until we meet again. Goodnight baby girl.
“She was given by God as a pure gift and taken back into his loving arms; she was too angelic to be in this world.”