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Baby assault case pushed back again

The court case of a young Halifax couple accused of seriously injuring their infant daughter has been delayed yet again.

The court case of a young Halifax couple accused of seriously injuring their infant daughter has been delayed yet again.

Jane Gomes and Ashiqur Rahman were originally scheduled to appear in Halifax provincial court yesterday morning for a pre-trial conference, but their defence attorneys asked that it be postponed until Jan. 27.

Gomes and Rahman, both originally from Bangladesh, were arrested in Halifax July 23 after their seven-week-old daughter, Aurora Breakthrough, was sent to the IWK Health Centre with serious injuries. She died four days later.

Her parents are each facing one count of aggravated assault.

The case has been postponed several times. A medical examiner’s report was scheduled to be completed earlier this month, and Crown prosecutor Denise Smith has maintained throughout the proceedings that the charges against the couple could change based on the examiner’s findings.

If the charges are upgraded, the couple will most likely be tried separately.