Alleged Kin Kin toddler basher faces court

A TODDLER remains in a critical condition in hospital after his father allegedly threw him repeatedly against a timber bed in the family home at Kin Kin, near Gympie.

APN Newsdesk understands the toddler, who is currently on life-support, is not expected to survive the weekend.

The man, who cannot be identified under Queensland law, was charged on Thursday with one count of grievous bodily harm and four counts of assault occasioning bodily harm.

He appeared briefly on Friday in the Brisbane Magistrates Court where no application for bail was made.

The man, 33, was dressed in a prison-issued green jumpsuit and sat in the dock with his head bowed for the duration of the brief proceedings.

Prosecutor Wayne Kelly told the court the man repeatedly threw his son, 2, against a timber bed on Wednesday after he would not stop crying.

He said the toddler started convulsing and was left on the bedroom floor.

Mr Kelly said the toddler's mother arrived home a short time later and called emergency services before the toddler was airlifted to Brisbane's Lady Cilento Children's Hospital.

The case was adjourned until May 4. 


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