THE trial date for a young mother accused of murdering her baby boy has been listed for March next year.

Shauna Donnelly was charged with murder in March following a lengthy Cleveland Police investigation after the baby died in October last year.

Donnelly attended James Cook University Hospital on October 4 carrying a newborn baby. It is believed the baby was born the day before.

The baby, named Ellis, was pronounced dead on arrival.

During a short hearing at Teesside Crown Court, which 24-year-old Donnelly was not required to attend, Judge Paul Watson QC listed the two week trial to start on March 1.

At an earlier hearing, Judge Watson QC granted Donnelly, who lives in the Middlesbrough area, bail with conditions including curfew of 4pm and 6am.

No plea has been entered but her barrister Robert Mochrie told the court that his client maintains that the child was a stillbirth.