The final missing pieces of a police brief over the tragic death of a toddler at a daycare centre have been gathered as the case faces another adjournment.
The final missing pieces of a police brief over the tragic death of a toddler at a daycare centre have been gathered as the case faces another adjournment.

Missing evidence delays toddler manslaughter case

THE court case against two daycare workers charged over the death of a toddler has been adjourned until next month.

The body of Maliq "Meeky" Namok-Malamoo, 3, was found inside a mini bus, with police alleging he was left inside it for six hours on February 18 when staff at his Goodstart Early Learning centre in Edmonton forgot him.

Goodstart Early Learning Edmonton centre director Michael Glenn Lewis, 45, is charged with manslaughter over the death of a three-year-old boy allegedly left on a bus. PICTURE: STEWART McLEAN
Goodstart Early Learning Edmonton centre director Michael Glenn Lewis, 45, is charged with manslaughter over the death of a three-year-old boy allegedly left on a bus. PICTURE: STEWART McLEAN

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Centre director Michael Glenn Lewis, 45, of Bentley Park, and staff member Dionne Batrice Grills, 34, of Manunda, are both charged with manslaughter. Neither has entered a plea.

The case returned to the Cairns Magistrates Court on Wednesday, where the court heard the final items missing from the police brief would be distributed to the pair's lawyers by the end of the week.

Daycare employee Dionne Batrice Grills, 34. PICTURE: STEWART McLEAN
Daycare employee Dionne Batrice Grills, 34. PICTURE: STEWART McLEAN

There had been a delay on items including pathology, ­exhibits and DNA results.

The matter was adjourned until September 23.

Originally published as Missing evidence delays Cairns toddler death case


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