Qld woman charged over death of baby boy

A woman has been charged over the death of a 13-month-old baby boy who was found unresponsive at a home in Cairns.

Around 9am on Tuesday September 24, police and paramedics were called to a house at White Rock where they found the infant.

He was rushed to Cairns Base Hospital, but despite the desperate efforts of doctors and paramedics, he died upon arrival.


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Following investigations into the death, Detectives from Cairns Child Protection and Investigation Unit arrested a 21-year-old Manoora woman in Townsville today.

She was transported to the Townsville watch house where she was charged with one count each of; manslaughter, torture, trafficking in dangerous drugs, possession of dangerous drugs, possession of utensil for use with a dangerous drug, and indecent treatment of a child under 12

She is due to appear in the Townsville Magistrate Court this afternoon.

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