A 17-year-old has been charged over the Mason Jet Lee death. The 21-month-old toddler from Caboolture died in June.
The 17-year-old Morayfield teenager, who is due to face court in Caboolture, is among two others to face manslaughter charges over the death. The other two include a 27-year-old woman and a 35-year-old man.
The Caboolture South woman is going to appear in Toowoomba Magistrates Court while the man will appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court. According to The Courier Mail, the Hazeldean man is believed to be Andrew O’Sullivan.
The Mason Jet Lee death was reported on June 11 when the baby’s body was discovered at a house in Deanna Street. It was reported that the child had suffered traumatic wounds prior to his death.
A Facebook page has been formed to bring justice for the toddler. “Abused babies are not backlogs,” the page says. It also says that Walking Warriors fully support Anna Standcombe who organized a protest for Mason. The protest apparently took place on July 14 at King Street Caboolture.
Some wonder why doctors released Mason from the hospital even though they were aware that he was being abused and tortured. One of the Facebook users asks not to allow the “inhuman people” to get away with Mason’s murder. “It’s a no brainer to see the people who had him were a worry to even themselves let alone a child,” the user says.
Police interrogated O’Sullivan for 12 hours just after the death had been reported. However, the man was allowed to go home with no charges pressed against him.
According to the Queensland Government, the Department of Child Safety was alerted by the hospital staff even though Mason had been allowed to go home.
Anyone interested in giving information regarding the Mason Jet Lee death should get in touch with Crime Stoppers. The call can be made anonymously at 1800 333 000. In addition, anyone can contact crimestoppers.com.au any time of the day.