Parents Of A Toddler Who Was Beaten To Death Are Continuing The Fight To Keep His Killer In Jail

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29 May 2019

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The parents of a toddler who was beaten to death are continuing the fight to keep his killer in jail. Eighteen month old Hemi Goodwin-Burke was brutally bashed when Matthew James Ireland was babysitting him in Moranbah four years ago. Last week his killer applied for parole after being sentenced to eight years in 2017.

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