By Alyse Edwards
A man and lady from Gladstone have appeared in court more than the death of a child in central Queensland much more than two years ago.
An 11-week-old boy was discovered with extreme injuries at a Rockhampton residence in May 2013.
Police mentioned the boy’s injuries integrated 22 broken or fractured bones and bleeding on the brain.
The baby was flown to hospital in Brisbane but died a week later.
Prosecutors stated the baby was also severely malnourished with poor fat stores, and died from an incident straight associated to violent shaking and a lack of oxygen to the brain.
The court was told the trauma occurred over a period of one particular to four weeks due to the fact some of the bones had began to heal in a deformed manner.
Christopher Allan Holland, 31, appeared at Gladstone Magistrates Court charged with manslaughter and cruelty to kids.
He did not apply for bail and remains in custody.
His co-accused, Megan Jean Freeman, 22, is accused of kid cruelty and has been released on bail.
The case against both defendants has been adjourned till later this month.
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