Monday, January 19, 2015

Custodial dad charged with manslaughter in death of 3-year-old daughter (Petrie, Australia)

Ultra vague account. Who is this "second man"? A pal? A babysitter? A "customer"? What?

And what happened to this little girl's mother?

Dad is identified as MATTHEW LEE WILLIAMSON.

UPDATE: Williamson is a custodial dad who was the "sole carer" of his daughter. See the Killer Dads and Custody list (Australia).

Dad set for committal on Qld toddler death

AAPJanuary 19, 2015, 6:21 pm

Two men will face a committal hearing in April over the death of a Queensland toddler in 2013.

The body of three-year-old Kyhesha-Lee Joughin was found in a house at Petrie, north of Brisbane, in March 2013.

The child's father, Matthew Lee Williamson, and a second man, Christopher Arthur Neville Kent, have both been charged with manslaughter and child cruelty.

A court hearing in 2013 was reportedly told the toddler suffered injuries from trauma and died in squalid circumstances.

During a brief hearing in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday, a committal hearing for both men was scheduled for April 14 and 15.

It's expected 24 witnesses, including medical experts, will be cross-examined during the two-day hearing.

Afterwards a magistrate will determine whether there is sufficient evidence to commit the men to stand trial over Kyhesha-Lee's death.

Williamson is on bail while co-accused Kent is in custody.

Neither appeared in court on Monday.