Couple charged with 4-year-old's death make court appearance

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - A couple from Birmingham that is charged with the murder of their four year-old son made a court appearance on Wednesday.

Marcus and Quanisha Smith were arrested Tuesday at a motel on Crestwood Boulevard, where they had been living. Quanisha Smith was the mother of four-year-old Evan Guy Byrdsong. Marcus Smith was his step-father.

The boy died in August.

The coroner ruled the cause of death a homicide after three months of testing.