Baby boy may have died from someone standing on his head, inquest hears

AN inquest has heard horrifying details in relation to the death of a three-week-old baby boy.

Bjay Johnstone died from severe head trauma when he was just 45 days old in November 2012.

At the inquest to determine who inflicted the injuries, it was revealed the baby suffered multiple skull fractures which may have been caused by someone standing on the infant’s head, or being hit with a cricket bat.


The infant suffered fractures to his skull, ribs and pelvis, plus signs of spinal damage and multiple brain trauma.

The boy’s father has been named as a person of interest in the child’s death.

The inquest, which opened on August 12 at Devonport in Tasmania, has reconvened in Hobart.