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Child death investigation, Mackay

A 24-year-old East Mackay man has been charged following a two-month investigation into the death of a six-month-old baby boy.
Paramedics were called to an East Mackay residence at 2pm on Tuesday, June 2, where a six-month-old boy was found unresponsive.
He was transported to Mackay Base Hospital before being transferred to Townsville Hospital, where he passed away on June 4.
Officers attached to Mackay’s Child Protection and Investigation Unit arrested the man shortly after 2pm on Monday.
The 24-year-old man has been charged with murder and grievous bodily harm.
He was due to appear in Mackay Magistrates Court on Tuesday.