Baby dies in Yugar, husband and wife charged with murder and torture.
Police find the scene confrontational and tragic.
A man and a woman have been charged with murder in the death of a seven-month-old baby boy. This is the first time their case has been brought to court.
Reinhardt Bosch, 33, and Noemi Kondacs, 22, were each charged with one murder and torture on Friday. They went to court via video link.
Mark Platt of Sun and Co Lawyers spoke for the two defendants during their brief trial. He said that Kondacs was looking for a different attorney.
Bosch and Kondacs didn’t say anything until the judge asked if they could hear him.
Bosch was also charged with assault causing physical injury.
The Magistrates’ Court does not have the power to hear bail requests for persons accused of murder, so their cases have been adjourned until December 5.
On Friday, Queensland Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll said the two were the parents of the baby.
“When my officers told me about it, it was the most horrific and challenging scene a police officer has ever seen,” Carroll told ABC radio Friday.
Police were called to a house on Mount Samson Rd in Yugar at around 6:45 a.m. Thursday, where the baby was found dead.
The injuries were caused, the police say, by Bosch.
The area was called a crime scene, and Operation Uniform Salwood was set up to find out what happened.
Bosch and his partner were arrested so that they could help the police with their investigations.
Since then, each of them has been charged with murder and torture.
The couple is said to be very religious, and it is said that they prayed for the boy to get better and only called an ambulance after he had died.
During a Thursday afternoon update, Detective Inspector David Jackman said that police thought they all lived at the address.
“The 33-year-old man and 22-year-old woman are not known to police, and neither is that address. We have never been called to that home,” Jackman said.
“But the investigation has shown that the child was hurt enough to be considered murder.”
Jackman said that the police would say that the death happened within the last 24 hours.
“At this point, we don’t know anything about the child’s health that would make us think otherwise,” he said.
“As part of our investigation, we’ll be knocking on a lot of doors in that area. It’s a semi-rural area, and the house is hundreds of meters away from other homes, but our door knocks haven’t turned up anything yet.”
Jackman says that the police will look at the family’s history and talk to family members to try to figure out what might have caused this tragedy.
“Any homicide is sad, but when it’s a young person or, in this case, an infant, it’s shocking and sad,” he said. “Both people are upset, and we’re looking out for their well-being as well as that of the first responders who came to the scene.”
“I’ve been a detective for about 30 years, and this is one of the most shocking things I’ve seen.”
The investigation is still going on.