Lawyer for father accused of killing baby son withdraws
The lawyer for the father charged with killing his baby son has withdrawn from the case because of funding issues.
Ayden Jedd Bradshaw is facing one count each of murder and causing grievous bodily harm over the death of Beau Bradshaw between June 1 and 5, 2020 at East Mackay.
The six month old had spent the morning at the beach with this family on June 2, 2020, before an ambulance was called to a Beverly St home that afternoon where the little boy was found unresponsive.
Mackay detectives have alleged Beau suffered traumatic brain and other internal injuries resulting in his death.
He was flown from Mackay Base Hospital to Townsville that night and later died on June 4 - his organs were donated.
Mr Bradshaw appeared in Mackay Magistrates Court on Wednesday via video link when the case was mentioned.
The court heard the full brief of evidence had been provided and the case was awaiting a further committal mention and instructions.
Macrossan and Amiet's Steven Hayles, who was listed as Mr Bradshaw's lawyer, told the court there was an "issue with funding" and he had to withdraw as solicitor on the record.
Magistrate Bronwyn Hartigan granted leave.
"You understand that Mr Hayles can't act for you anymore," Ms Hartigan said to Mr Bradshaw, who replied, "Yes I understand."
"What are you going to do next?" Ms Hartigan asked.
The court heard Mr Bradshaw had put in an application for Legal Aid the day before.
"The reality is, it is unlikely anything is going to happen in the next month," Ms Hartigan told Mr Bradshaw.
The court heard the application would need to be processed, Mr Bradshaw appointed a lawyer, who would then need to read the brief of evidence for the case.
Matters were adjourned to next month for committal mention and Mr Bradshaw will appear via video link.