Man charged with murder of 20-month-old girl

Detectives investigating the horrific death of a little girl have charged a man with murder.

The 26-year-old was arrested at a home at Tanilba Bay about 8.30am Thursday following an ongoing investigation by State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad.

He was taken to Raymond Terrace Police Station where he was charged.


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It comes after emergency crews were called to a house at Tarro last month following reports a 20-month-old girl was in cardiac arrest.

The child was rushed to John Hunter Hospital, but sadly, she could not be revived.

A post mortem examination later revealed the girl had suffered numerous serious injuries, including facial, head, and torso bruising, abrasions, and lacerations; broken ribs, a collapsed lung, and internal bleeding.

Police will allege in court that the injuries were occasioned by non-accidental trauma.

Inquiries are continuing.

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