Young woman charged over death of baby girl in Qld

A 21-year-old woman has been charged with manslaughter over the death of a seven-month-old baby girl in Queensland’s South Burnett region.

The infant was found unresponsive at a home in Murgon around 9.30 am on February 5 and rushed to hospital.

Despite desperate attempts by doctors, the baby girl could not be saved and died shortly after.


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Police said CPR had already commenced on the infant before emergency crews arrived on scene at the home.

The 21-year-old woman, who was “known” to the baby, has been charged with manslaughter.

She was refused police bail and is due to appear in Kingaroy Magistrates Court tomorrow.

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