Teen brother of a 10-year-old who smashed his head on a door frame during an argument has been charged with his death.
His mother ‘had some words’ with the younger brother on May 23, but the 15-year-old was enraged and punched his sibling in the ribs while holding his wrist, court documents allege, reports Daily Mail.
The teenager, from Queanbeyan, southeast of Canberra, then allegedly pushed the 10-year-old, causing him to hit his head on the corner of the door frame and his mother found the child unresponsive on the floor, according to the Canberra Times
Although ambulance officers were able to recover a faint pulse after 25 minutes, he was rushed to Canberra Hospital and placed on life support.
He died two days later.
The teenager allegedly lied to police about how the young boy had died, saying he slipped off the kitchen table and hit his head.
But after his death, the 15-year-old admitted to the heated argument and said he was scared of the consequences.
He was arrested and charged with assault causing death.
The teenager fronted Queanbeyan Children’s Court in May and was granted bail to reappear in December.
As a mum of two rough and tumble boys this breaks my heart. In the end it was just an accident. I would hate to see my son charged for that. Heartbreaking.
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