A man has been found guilty of murdering a baby boy a week before his first birthday.
The court heard the child’s injuries were so bad he would’ve bled out in just seconds.
Jason Noy, 28, was found guilty of killing 11-month-old Harro Dean at their home in Paynesville, eastern Victoria in July 2016.
The Supreme Court was told Harro died as a result of severe internal bleeding, the ABC reported.
Prosecutor Andrew Grant said the baby suffered ‘a constellation of injuries’ which only Noy could’ve inflicted.
Paramedics were called to the house Noy and Harro’s mother Jamee Malcolm were living in about 7.30pm on July 5, 2016.
Harro was pale and non-responsive, and was later pronounced dead in hospital.
Forensic pathologist Heinrich Bower said Harro’s injuries were so severe he would’ve bled out within ‘tens of seconds, minutes at most’.
Dr Bower added Harro would’ve been ‘in excruciating pain’ before he died.
The force needed to inflict Harro’s injuries was ‘at the farthest scale of severe, even past severe’ Dr Bower said, which would’ve involved the hyper-extension of the child’s back.
Noy denied hurting Harro, but Mr Grant said Noy’s version of events were ‘an elaborate lie’.
Noy will be sentenced in June.
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