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Extradition over toddler's death

Corinna Reid
Corinna Reid will find out later if she will be extradited

An Edinburgh man is being extradited to Spain to face charges following the death of his toddler son in Tenerife.

The 16-month-old child's mother will find out next week whether she will be extradited to face the same charges.

Aiden Cormack died during a holiday in Tenerife with parents Robert Cormack and Corinna Reid in January 2007.

His parents were allowed to return home but were arrested earlier this month after fresh toxicology reports showed the toddler had ingested drugs.

Both methadone and diazepam were found in his body.

Spanish prosecutors want them to stand trial for an offence they describe as 'manslaughter or murder', which carries a penalty of up to 20 years in jail.

At an hearing at Edinburgh Sheriff Court, 38-year-old Robert Cormack maintained his innocence but agreed to go to Spain to face trial.

Aiden's mother, 33-year-old Corinna Reid, opposed the extradition and will find out next week whether she will face the Spanish courts.

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