A bail hearing was held Tuesday, for two parents accused in connection with a horrific case of child abuse.
The parents, who cannot be named in order to protect their children’s identity, have been in custody since mid-June. They were hoping to be released on bail, until their trial.
The couple is facing aggravated assault and a number of other child abuse related charges, after their two year old twin girls were hospitalized.
On May 25th, paramedics were called when one of the girls suffered a heart attack. She was also suffering from a head injury. The girls weighed only 13 and 16 pounds each, about half the weight of a normal two year old child.
Details on what was said in court cannot be released however, the couple was led into the prisoners box, both handcuffed and shackled.
There were about 35 people from the Algerian community in court, supporting the accused.
After the two hour bail hearing, the judge decided she will not be making a decision on bail until she has more time to review the case. The judge has reserved a decision on bail until July 6th.
With files from Fletcher Kent.