The prosecution also argued that the defence’s claim that Ms Francis killed her daughter and went on to run errands was implausible.
"Can you really believe that she killed her child and then nonchalantly went about her business as if nothing had happened?" he said, adding that the injuries were inconsistent with the abilities of a woman.
"The horrific injuries caused to this child's chest and abdomen, splitting her liver and causing one third of her blood to discharge, could only have been caused by repeated frenzied punches to her chest and abdomen, delivered with considerable force by a strong male fist and nothing less," he added.
In a tragedy fraught with conflicting stories, these are the police-reported facts:
Nikki Francis-Coslovich, 2, was found dead at 5.15pm on August 25, 2015, discovered in the roof of her home in Victoria’s Mildura.
The toddler was battered and bruised, and had lost one third of her body's blood volume.
An autopsy showed she died between 11am and 2.30pm. After being abused, she may have suffered alone for an hour before dying of fatal injuries to her kidney, liver and skull.
The trial continues.
Sources: news.com.au, theage.com.au