Police charge man over murder of nine-week-old baby boy

Child Abuse and Sex Crime Squad detectives have charged a man over the alleged murder of a nine-week-old baby boy in Sydney’s west earlier this year.

On Saturday 27 June 2020, emergency services were called to a home at Auburn following reports of an unresponsive nine-week-old baby boy.

The child was taken to Auburn Hospital, before being transferred to Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, where he remained in a critical condition until being removed from life support and died on Monday 20 July 2020.

Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad established Strike Force Myeerimba to investigate the circumstances surrounding the baby’s death.

Following extensive inquiries, officers arrested a 46-year-old man at a home at Auburn about 5.20am yesterday (Thursday 20 August 2020).

The man, who is known to the baby, was taken to Burwood Police Station and charged with murder.

He was refused bail to appear Burwood Local Court today (Friday 21 August 2020).

The Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad is comprised of detectives who are specially trained to investigate matters against children and adults, including sexual assault, serious physical abuse, and extreme cases of neglect.

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