Suspect in Queensland baby murder faces court

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A man and a woman will face trial after being charged with the murder of a five-week-old boy who died of severe internal injuries at a Queensland caravan park.

Robert Alan Gee, 44, and 36-year-old Kristie Lee Willmott are charged in the June 14, 2021, death of her newborn son Michael Willmott.

The baby was found unresponsive after paramedics were called to the park at Daisy Hill, south of Brisbane.
The man was arrested a year and five months after the little boy was found unresponsive in a caravan park in Logan. (Queensland Police)

He had suffered significant internal injuries and was later pronounced dead at the hospital, the police said.

Gee and Willmott appeared briefly at Beenleigh Magistrates Court on Thursday, where they were ordered to a commitment hearing on March 1.

Earlier, Detective Inspector Mark White said Michael died after suffering injuries from “significant force”.

“All I can say is that the medical examination of the child revealed significant internal injuries,” he told reporters.

A man has been arrested and charged in the June 14 death of a five-week-old baby in Logan. (Queensland Police)

“I don’t actually want to go into the details, it’s quite annoying.

“But it was absolutely clear, as at the end of the medical examination, what the cause of death was.”

White said the investigation into the boy’s death had been challenging for his colleagues “listening, reading this information and talking to people about it”.

He said the case had not been closed despite the murder charges and urged any witnesses or people who visited or lived at the caravan park around June 14 last year to contact police.

Earlier, Detective Inspector Mark White said Michael died after suffering injuries "considerable power".
Earlier, Detective Inspector Mark White said Michael died after suffering injuries from “significant force”. (9 news)

“Caravan parks have people coming and going… perhaps as residents, but also perhaps visiting friends,” White said.

“If someone might have been in and around there and we weren’t aware of it at the time, if they could come forward, or someone might know these two people and might have had conversations with them, we would be very interested to see what these conversations may have involved or worded.”

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