Hillside man charged with murder over Werribee baby death


A Hillside man has been charged with the murder of an infant boy in Werribee last month.

On Thursday, police charged a 29-year-old Hillside man with the murder and child homicide of a baby boy found at a Werribee property on January 19.

Paramedics responded to reports of an unresponsive at baby at about 4am and then transported the infant boy to hospital where he was assessed as having significant assault-related injuries.

Sadly, the child passed away at hospital the following morning.

Police were contacted and the death was determined to be suspicious following the results of a post mortem.

While the parties involved in the incident are known to each other, the man is not the biological father of the child.

He is due to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court later on February 8.

Anyone with information can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.