THE parents of a Brisbane toddler who died after allegedly being put in a scalding bath have both been charged with murder and torture.

Maddilyn-Rose Ava Stokes, 2, died from a suspected cardiac arrest in Lady Cilento Hospital on May 25, after suffering horrific burns to her lower back, buttocks and the back of her legs - all the way down to her feet.

Maddilyn-Rose Stokes.
Maddilyn-Rose Stokes.

The girl's father Shane David Stokes, 30, and her mother Nicole Betty Moore were arrested earlier today and charged with murder and torture about 2.30pm.

Detective Inspector Tim Trezise was to make a statement about the investigation at Police Headquarters in Brisbane this afternoon.

News Corp Australia


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