Police arrest man for manslaughter, South Australia

A man has been charged with manslaughter following the death of an infant in April.

During the morning on Friday 23 April, a 21-day-old infant boy from Christie Downs was brought to the Noarlunga Hospital by his parents. The infant was unresponsive,unable to be revived and was pronounced deceased soon afterward.

The infant’s death was declared a Major Crime and the investigation was undertaken by detectives from Southern District CIB and Major Crime Investigation Branch.

About 10am today (Friday 18 June) Southern District detectives arrested a 31-year-old man from Christie Downs and charged him with manslaughter and criminal neglect. The accused was known to the victim.

The man has been refused bail and it is expected he will appear in Christies Beach Magistrates Court on Monday 21 June.

Enquiries are continuing and Police are requesting any information relative to the infant’s death be provided to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestoppersa.com.au – you can remain anonymous.

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