Corby was allegedly murdered by his father
Corby was allegedly murdered by his father

Kin Kin dad in custody after allegedly murdering son, 2

A KIN KIN father accused of bashing and murdering his young son has had his matter heard in the Brisbane Magistrates Court today. 

Shane Purssell Akehurst, 33, remains in custody after the brief appearance. 

Corby was just a few months shy of his second birthday when his father allegedly threw him repeatedly against a timber bed at his family home after he would not stop crying last Wednesday.

The little boy, the youngest of three children, died late Friday evening after succumbing to critical injuries.

Shane Purssell Akehurst accused of murdering son
Shane Purssell Akehurst accused of murdering son

Akehurst has been charged with murder, torture and four counts of assault occasioning bodily harm.

Prosecutor Wayne Kelly told Brisbane Magistrates Court on Friday Corby began convulsing after his dad threw him against the bed numerous times and was left on the bedroom floor.

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

Since then police have worked around the clock investigating the circumstances surrounding the boy's critical injuries and subsequent death.

Police will allege through medical history inquiries that the child sustained injuries over several months. 

The case was adjourned until May 4.

 

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