Father charged over baby son’s death

A GLADSTONE father has faced court over the death of his four-month-old baby.

Tiaan Burger, 27, was yesterday charged with the murder of his son Finnick Hercules Burger, who died on January 15.

Police allege the baby suffered "catastrophic brain injuries" and other internal injuries.

It is alleged the injuries occurred at a Sun Valley address earlier this month.

The child died after being flown to Brisbane Children's Hospital last week.

Burger's matter was mentioned briefly in the Brisbane Magistrates Court this morning but the man did not apply for bail because of the severity of the charges.

His matter will return to court on February 17.



Woman was going to drive off with child not in safety seat

Premium Content Woman was going to drive off with child not in safety seat

A woman upset her former partner had not returned their child at the agreed time...

Man hospitalised after tow bar strikes head

Premium Content Man hospitalised after tow bar strikes head

The incident occurred at a workplace on Denison Street.

Charity partner for Rockynats revealed

Premium Content Charity partner for Rockynats revealed

Tickets are still available online for the event to be held in Rockhampton over...