A baby boy allegedly murdered by his mother’s boyfriend had the drug ice in his system, a Melbourne court has been told.
Emergency crews found infant Chayse Dearing pale with strangle-like marks around his neck, a bump on his head, genital injuries and blood around his nose at a Glenroy unit on the morning of June 26, 2016.
The injuries were ‘almost certainly caused by assault’, medical experts said.
Michelle Dearing’s (left) son Chayse Dearing (right) was found dead by emergency crews 2016
Six-month-old Chayse (pictured) allegedly had drug ice in his system when he died
Dwayne Lindsay, 34, (pictured) has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend’s baby
Dwayne Lindsay, 34, is facing day two of a committal hearing, charged with murdering the six-month-old baby while his mother was out shopping.
Forensic pediatrician Dr Geetika Badkar told the court on Tuesday low levels of methylamphetamine, or the drug ice, were found in Chayse’s system.
‘I’m unable to say how that entered Chayse’s body,’ Dr Badkar said.
Lindsay, the baby’s mother and two others smoked ice in the hours before Lindsay allegedly inflicted ‘catastrophic’ and fatal injuries to Chayse, prosecutors allege.
Dr Badkar said the baby’s mother Michelle Dearing told her Lindsay had previously been violent to her and frustrated with Chayse.
The hearing continues.
Ms Dearing (pictured) said Lindsay was previously violent to her and frustrated with Chayse
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