Teen accused of the manslaughter of toddler Mason Lee is desperate to get bail saying “I am petrified about going to jail.”
A teenager accused of leaving Caboolture toddler Mason Lee to die says he is “petrified” of jail and worried about being assaulted, as he makes another bid for freedom.
Ryan Robert Barry Hodson, 17, has applied for bail for the second time in two weeks, this time asking the Supreme Court to free him while he awaits further proceedings over the toddler’s death, reports Brisbane Times.
In documents filed to the Supreme Court ahead of a bail application on Friday, Mr Hodson pleaded,
“I am petrified about going to jail,” he wrote.
“I am informed and verily believe that there have been Facebook messages that people are waiting to assault me in jail.”
Sergeant Murray suggested the teenager should remain in jail for his own protection.
CCTV allegedly shows Mr Hodson verbally abusing Mason on three separate occasions before his death, where is is said to have told him ‘you walk like a spastic, hurry up and grab your f***ing bottle’ and ‘shut up c*** or I’m going to hit you in the head’.
A court heard he’d refused to get medical help for Mason multiple times, allegedly telling one person who suggested a doctor “f— your mouth up, it’s not our business, it’s not our problem”.
Police prosecutor Aaron Murray told the court there were no allegations Mr Hodson had physically abused Mason but said he clearly showed “no care, compassion or consideration in any way”.
Earlier this week more details of the horrific abuse of murdered toddler Mason Lee were revealed. He was only 21 months old when his tiny body sustained gruesome injuries and bruises “head to toe”.
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