A Brisbane mother has spoken of her “horror” and disbelief at how her newborn son was found dead in a bathtub in her home in the city’s north-west.
Key points:The body of 18-month-old Daniel was found in a bathroom in an apartment block in south-west Brisbane on MondayThe toddler’s body was discovered inside the bathtubThe parents were not in a position to wash their son when he was foundDaniel was found naked, covered in vomit and with a bloody nose and mouth, in the bath with his mother at their Brisbane home in March.
“My heart just broke.
I just had a heart attack,” Ms Shauna Moore told reporters.”
It just felt like a punch in the gut.”
She said the baby was in a “horrible state” and she had been unable to touch him since the incident.
“I’ve had this baby for five months and we just kept saying he was going to get better.
I’m just not getting it,” she said.
Ms Moore said she was unable to take care of her son when she returned to her apartment on Monday morning and had to spend the night at her home.
“He’s been through so much,” she told reporters, adding that she would like to know what led up to the incident and how the family were able to escape the bath.
Ms Shauna said she had asked the council for help to help them pay for Daniel’s funeral.
“We were trying to get the funeral, we’ve been trying to pay for his funeral, he was a very precious child,” she added.
“So I just wanted to know where my money went, where my hard-earned money went.”
The inquest has heard that Daniel was in the bathroom of the apartment block when his mother found him, covered with vomit and blood.
Daniel’s mother, Jennifer Moore, said she did not realise her son was in such a state.
“When I got into the bathroom, I was shocked to see my son,” she explained.
“There was a bloody head and he was completely covered with blood.
I thought it was his nose, and I didn’t think he was dead.”
Daniel was naked.
He was completely naked, and there was a blood on his shirt.
“Ms Moore was able to see her son’s mouth and nose, but not his head.
The inquest continues.