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Qld man seeks bail over Mason Lee death

AAP logoAAP 31/07/2016 By Sarah Motherwell

A 17-year-old man charged over the death of a Queensland toddler allegedly refused to get him help because he wasn't his child or his problem, a court has heard.

Ryan Robert Barry Hodson is one of three people charged with the manslaughter of 21-month-old Mason Jet Lee, who died from severe injuries on June 11.

Hodson was denied bail in the Caboolture Magistrates Court on Monday on the grounds he is an unacceptable flight risk.

The court heard Hodson, who had been living in the same house as Mason, refused on multiple occasions to get the child medical help when asked.

Hodson allegedly told one person who said the toddler needed to see a doctor to "f*** your mouth up, it's not our business, it's not our problem".

He also allegedly told another person that he wouldn't take Mason to see a doctor because he "wasn't his child".

The court heard Hodson was captured on CCTV verbally abusing the child on three occasions leading up to his death.

On separate occasions Hodson told Mason "you walk like a spastic, hurry up and grab your f***ing bottle" and "shut up c*** or I'm going to hit you in the head".

Police prosecutor Aaron Murray said Mason suffered widespread injuries including scarring and bruising to his legs, abdomen and head.

The connective tissue between his scalp and skull had also been torn indicating his hair had been pulled.

Sergeant Murray said while there were no allegations Hodson physically abused Mason, he clearly showed "no care, compassion or consideration in any way".

He also suggested Hodgson should remain in custody for his own protection, given the publicity surrounding the case.

Hodson will appear in the same court on September 28.

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