Man accused of murdering baby boy faces court
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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