Murder charge over death of Qld toddler


A man has been charged with murder following the death of a 16-month-old boy north of Brisbane last month.

Paramedics were called to a Burpengary address on the afternoon of December 30 in relation to the medical welfare of a child.

The boy was transported to hospital in a critical condition and died just over a week later, with the cause of death still unknown. 

He was at home with his mother and his mother’s partner before emergency services arrived, Detective Senior Sergeant Joe Zitny said on Wednesday.

“Due to the tragic circumstances of what we believe happened at that location, the child has passed,” he said.

On Wednesday evening police said a 33-year-old man had been charged with murder (Domestic Violence Offence) and was scheduled to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Thursday.