Police charge man with murder – Strike Force King

A man has been charged with murder following an investigation into the circumstances of the death of a baby in the state’s central west in 2018.

About 10am on Monday 23 July 2018, emergency services were called to a home at Binnaway following reports a nine-month-old girl was unresponsive.

The baby was taken to Coonabarabran Hospital by NSW Ambulance Paramedics, and, despite the efforts of medical staff, she died a short time later.

Detectives from Orana Mid-Western Police District have been investigating the circumstances surrounding the girl’s death under Strike Force King.

After receiving new information, strike force officers executed a crime scene warrant at a home at Binnaway on Wednesday 31 May 2023.

Following further inquiries, detectives arrested a 37-year-old man at a home at Bowraville at 9.45am today (Thursday 8 June 2023).

He was taken to Macksville Police Station and charged with murder.

The man has been refused bail to appear at Macksville Local Court today (Thursday 8 June 2023).

/Public Release. View in full here.