RECOVERY OF STOLEN XBOX LED TO BABY MURDER CHARGE

Wednesday September 11 2014

– The recovery of a stolen Xbox gave police a “strong lead” to charge a man with the murder of a baby, a court has heard.
Harley Hicks, 20, is accused of murdering 11-month-old Zayden Veal in an alleged break-in on June 15th last year.
A committal hearing heard on Tuesday police investigated a link between the baby’s death and a spate of robberies in Long Gully, a Bendigo suburb.
Detective Senior Constable Tom Harper told the Bendigo Magistrates Court a number of stolen items were recovered from a Long Gully house where Hicks was staying with his two brothers. Among them was an Xbox computer game stolen on June 14th from a car on Eaglehawk Road – next to the property where Zayden arrived.
Zayden’s mother, Casey Veal, told the court she went to bed at 2am on June 15th and woke at 7am to find her house had been burgled.
Zayden had suffered a cardiac arrest and a number of injuries.
The court heard Ms Veal’s wallet and that of her partner Matt Tissell, containing $1900, were stolen.
Hicks sat still during the court proceedings with a grey jumper, earring in his left ear and a tattoo on his neck.
– Josh Fagan

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