The man accused of killing toddler Mason Lee has been refused bail in the Brisbane Supreme Court.
William O’Sullivan has been charged with manslaughter over the 21-month-old’s death at his Caboolture home on June 11.
O’Sullivan had applied for bail, requesting to be released on the grounds that he would not have any children in his care and would not contact his co-accused, Mason’s mother, Ann Maree Lee and former housemate, Ryan Hodson.
Channel Nine reports that a court medical report stated that the 21-month-old child died from a "perforated intestine caused by a severe impact to his upper abdomen in the days leading up to his death".
Doctors told the court they believe the child could have been saved had he received proper medical treatment.
It was also revealed that child protection officers met with Lee just three days before Mason died, however the child was at the home of her partner, William Andrew O’Sullivan, just a few blocks away, where he lay dying.
According to Seven News, Lee allegedly told welfare officers that Mason was not home, and was staying with his stepfather William O’Sullivan at Caboolture South.