Woman charged with murder over baby’s death in 2011

Samantha Lock |

A woman will face court charged with murder over a baby’s death in 2011.
A woman will face court charged with murder over a baby’s death in 2011.

A woman has been charged with the murder of a baby girl more than 12 years ago in Queensland.

The charge comes after police went to a home in Redland Bay, 35km southeast of Brisbane, on September 2, 2011, and found a three-month-old child who was not breathing.

The girl was taken to hospital, where she died four days later.

At the time a police investigation was conducted but the cause and manner of death were found to be undetermined.

Detective Inspector Paul Dalton said police received further “reliable and credible information from a community source” in January this year.

On Friday, a 30-year-old woman was arrested in the Logan suburb of Kingston and charged with one count of domestic violence-related murder.

She was refused police bail and will appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Saturday.

Det Insp Dalton declined to elaborate on the woman’s relationship with the child but confirmed it was a familial relationship.

“These people (the family) had to deal with the death of a child 12 years ago, which I can only imagine would be horrific,” he told reporters in Brisbane on Saturday.

“Then for detectives to come and tell you 12 years later that we think your child had been murdered and not only that, that it’s someone that you know is responsible … I can only imagine what they’re going through.”

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