Man on baby murder charge

A YOUNGTOWN man has been charged with the murder of a nine-week-old girl.

The baby died in the Royal Hobart Hospital on February 6.

Brett Andrew Kitchin, 27, appeared in the Launceston Magistrates Court yesterday and was remanded in custody until August 26.

He will appear in the same court via video link at 9.15am.

The alleged offence occurred at Deloraine on February 2 this year.

Detective Inspector Scott Flude said the charge was the result of an ongoing investigation.

β€˜β€˜The investigation is still progressing but at this stage there are no more charges to be laid,’’ he said.

Inspector Flude said Mr Kitchin was being interviewed on another matter but had expressed a wish to be reinterviewed about the baby.

Police said that Mr Kitchin was related to the baby.


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