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Man accused of murdering baby boy faces court

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A 25-year-old man has appeared in a Hobart court over the alleged murder of a baby boy. (Chris Crerar/AAP PHOTOS)
Camera IconA 25-year-old man has appeared in a Hobart court over the alleged murder of a baby boy. (Chris Crerar/AAP PHOTOS) Credit: AAP

A 25-year-old man has been accused of murdering a 10-month-old boy who died in hospital.

The boy was taken to the Royal Hobart Hospital in a critical condition in the early hours of Friday from a home at Warrane in Hobart's eastern suburbs.

Daniel John Ridgers was charged on Sunday with causing grievous bodily harm to a child.

His charge was upgraded to murder after the boy died, Tasmania Police said in a statement on Monday morning.

Ridgers briefly appeared in Hobart Magistrates Court and didn't enter a plea to the charge or apply for bail.

He was remanded in custody and is expected to reappear in early January via video link.

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Ridgers answered "yes" when asked by Magistrate Michael Daly to confirm his name.

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