Mother, father to face trial on baby murder charge

Cheryl Goodenough |

The parents of a seven-month-old boy have both been committed to stand trial for his murder.
The parents of a seven-month-old boy have both been committed to stand trial for his murder.

A woman accused of murdering her seven-month-old baby boy has been committed to stand trial in a Brisbane court.

Noemi Kondacs was charged with murder and torture after her arrest on the day Rhuan Immanuel Bosch died in November 2022.

The torture charge against the 23-year-old was withdrawn by crown prosecutor Elise Adams in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday.

The charge was replaced with one count of failing to supply the necessities of life for the boy between April 11 and November 3, 2022.

The baby’s father Reinhardt (Ryan) Albert Bosch was committed in October to stand trial on one count each of murder, torture and assault occasioning bodily harm.

Prosecutors allege the pair murdered Rhuan on November 2 in the small rural town of Yugar, about 30km northwest of Brisbane.

After adjourning to read statements and a witness and exhibit list submitted by the Crown, Magistrate Ross Mack committed Kondacs to stand trial in the Brisbane Supreme Court.

“I am of the opinion that the evidence adduced is sufficient to put you on trial for an indictable offence,” he said.

Mr Mack told Kondacs who was self-represented that he encouraged her to at least investigate the availability of a lawyer funded by Legal Aid.

Bosch was born in Pretoria, South Africa and worked as a youth carer, while Kondacs is from Stuttgart in Germany, court documents show.

Paramedics called officers to the Yugar home about 6.45am on November 2 in relation to an unresponsive boy, police said at the time.

“The investigations uncovered injuries to the child that are enough for us to charge with murder,” Detective Inspector David Jackman said.

An indictment is yet to be presented for Bosch, with both accused due to appear in the Brisbane Supreme Court on a date yet to be set.