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A Queensland mother and her on-again, off-again partner have been charged with the murder of her five-month-old son, who was allegedly shaken by the man.
Robert Alan Gee, 44, and 36-year-old Kristie Lee Willmott are accused over the death of her newborn son Michael Willmot on June 14, 2021.
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“The child’s succumbed to some significant head trauma … consistent with that of a shaking event,” police prosecutor Stephen Cochrane told Beenleigh Magistrates Court on Thursday.
“It’s the prosecution’s case that Mr Gee caused those injuries.
“The biological mother of the child, Ms Willmott, the prosecution’s case is she became aware of those injuries occurred and then made the decision not to take action in relation to them.
“As the result the child has succumbed to those injuries.”
Michael was found unresponsive after paramedics were called to a caravan park at Daisy Hill, south of Brisbane.
He had suffered significant internal injuries from “significant force” and was later declared dead in hospital, police say.
“All I can say is the medical examination of the child disclosed significant internal injuries,” Detective Inspector Mark White told reporters.
“I actually won’t go into the details, it’s quite distressing.
“But it was quite clear, as at the end of that medical examination process, what the cause of death was.”
Gee and Willmott were charged after a 17-month investigation.
It’s understood they have been in a relationship but it’s not clear if they were together when Michael died.
Bodycam footage of his arrest shows Gee crumpled up and threw away the police arrest warrant when presented it by officers.
The pair appeared briefly in Beenleigh Magistrates Court on Thursday, where they were ordered to face a committal hearing on March 1.
White said investigating the boy’s death had been challenging for his colleagues “to listen, to read this information and speak to people about it”.
He said the case hadn’t been closed despite the murder charges, calling for any witnesses or people who visited or lived in the caravan park around June 14 last year to contact police.
“Caravan parks have people that come and go … maybe as as a resident, but also maybe visiting friends,” White said.
“If someone may have been in and around there and we weren’t aware of it at the time, if they could come forward, or someone may know these two people and may have had conversations with them, we’d be really interested to see what those conversations may have involved or articulated.”
Queensland Police: Couple charged over death of five-week-old baby boy
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