Qld woman charged with murder in 8-year-old’s death


A woman has been charged with murder after an eight-year-old boy was found dead in a house in central Queensland.

Officers went to the address on Waterloo St in Berserker around 2:20 a.m. Saturday, where they found the boy unresponsive.

The property was declared a crime scene and the Rockhampton Child Protection and Investigation Unit began investigating the sudden death.

A 36-year-old woman, known to the boy, was arrested and later charged with murder. She is due to appear before the Rockhampton Magistrates Court on Monday.

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Capricornia’s Acting Police Inspector Luke Peachey said the death was a tragic event and officers and family members would be counseled.

“It hits a little harder when an eight-year-old boy is found dead,” he said.