‘Critical’ statement outstanding in accused baby killer case
A lawyer for a father accused of killing his baby son has asked to adjourn the case for another month.
Mackay Magistrates Court heard a statement critical to the police case against the accused murderer had been disclosed on Thursday.
Six-month-old Beau Bradshaw had spent the morning at the beach with this family on June 2, 2020, before an ambulance was called to a Beverly St home that afternoon where the little boy was found unresponsive.
Mackay detectives have alleged Beau suffered traumatic brain and other internal injuries resulting in his death.
He was flown from Mackay Base Hospital to Townsville that night and later died on June 4 - his organs were donated.
A two-month intensive police investigation culminated in August last year with Ayden Jedd Bradshaw's arrest.
He has been in custody since that time and no bail application has been made.
Mr Bradshaw, in his 20s, is charged with murder and grievous bodily harm between June 1 and 5, 2020 at East Mackay.
When the case was first mentioned in early August last year, Mackay Magistrates Court ordered a brief of evidence be completed by early October.
Steven Hayles, of Macrossan and Amiet Solicitors, said he had now received the brief of evidence albeit "one outstanding statement".
Police prosecutor Sergeant Sabine Scott told the court "the brief in so far as I'm aware is complete".
Sgt Scott said there had been some discussion about another specialist providing a statement but believed a "different specialist had provided that same statement".
"I would say at this point as far as I'm aware the brief is complete," Sgt Scott said.
Sgt Scott told the court a pathologist statement had been disclosed on Thursday "which really was critical to the brief".
The court heard these types of statements could take some time. Sgt Scott said looking at the time frame of this particular case "it's been fairly expeditious".
Magistrate James Morton granted the adjournment. The case has been listed for a committal mention in March.
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