Police probe Bredasdorp baby's death

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Bredasdorp - Western Cape police are investigating the murder of a month-old baby boy in Bredasdorp, the Sunday Times reported.

The baby's mother, aged 15, and father, 17, claimed their son's death on the night of December 15 was an accident.

Police changed the case to murder after the child's post mortem revealed that besides the head injury, the baby had marks on his face. The father told the paper the baby bumped his head against the wall while lying on a bed with his mother.

Paramedics who were called to the scene were unable to revive the child. The paper could not locate the mother for comment.

Police told the paper that when they arrived at the house on the night of the death, several of the people there were drunk. No arrests had been made.

Bredasdorp made headline last year when 17-year-old Anene Booysen died after being raped and disembowelled. She died at Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town on Saturday, February 2. Her attacker, Johannes Kana was sentenced to two life terms for the crime. -Sapa


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