BABY MURDER CHARGE – Friday May 31 2013

– A man last night faced court charged with the murder of his partner’s infant son.
In an out-of-sessions hearing last night Paul Ta Vuong, 30, of Burwood, was charged with one count of murder and denied bail.
Detective Senior Constable Tony Hupfeld said emergency services were called to a Richmond public housing estate in Anderson Court at 4:40pm on May 15th where they found the 12-month-old boy’s body.
He said Mr Ta Vuong told police he was minding the child, Silas, while his partner went shopping.
He told police he tripped and dropped the child, then called paramedics because the boy had stopped breathing.
A post-mortem examination found the baby had numerous injuries, many of them severe, including fractured ribs, arms and a lacerated liver, Senior Constable Hupfeld said.
He said the injuries did not match Mr Ta Vuong’s version of events and “massive trauma was inflicted on the child’s head”. The cause of death was blunt force trauma.
Mr Ta Voung maintained that he dropped the child and the other injuries occurred “during rough play”, Senior Constable Hupfeld said.
Mr Ta Vuong, wearing jeans and a jumper, spoke only to confirm his name and said he understood the charges laid against him. He remained silent during the five-minute hearing at St Kilda Road Police Station.
Residents at the apartment complex where the baby died spoke of their shock last night.
The Anderson Court commission complex sits in a quiet cul-de-sac.
One neighbour said the infant’s death had cast a shadow over the street.
The mother of the dead baby has not returned to the unit since her child died.
An Anderson Court resident and neighbour to the woman, who asked not to be named, said: “It’s terrible what happened, really shocking” – Christopher Gillett & David Hurley


About Jumpin' Jack Cash

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