Mussie Debresay, 37, is standing trial in the Victorian Supreme Court for the murder of a toddler in 2005.
The girl, who cannot be named, died of ‘catastrophic’ internal injuries, according to The Daily Mail.
The girl’s brother, who was four at the time, has emerged as a key witness in the case. According to ABC, the boy told a psychologist last year that Debresay was responsible and that he could remember his sister screaming, bleeding and yelling that her back was hurting. The toddler was apparently assaulted after she wet herself.
According to The Daily Mail Debresay was in a relationship with the children’s mother.
Debrasay’s Dermot Dann QC, told the court the toddler had fallen from the couch and hit her head several times during the night before she died.
"The accused man did not assault [the girl] in any way at any time," he said.
"Any evidence that he did ... is heavily in dispute."