NAMED: Babysitter charged with the murder of Connor Horan
UPDATE: THE babysitter charged with the murder of toddler Connor Horan has been named as Lisa Rose Halcrow.
Halcrow was excused from appearing at the Warwick Magistrates Court today.
Her case was adjourned until May 6, 2020 and no application for bail was made.
UPDATE: A 40-year-old Warwick woman has been charged with the murder and grievous bodily harm of toddler Connor Horan.
Detective Acting Inspector Matt Howard alleged the two-year-old was in the care of a female babysitter when he died with multiple head and internal injuries on August 19, 2018.
The babysitter drove Connor from her East St residence to Warwick Hospital where he was pronounced dead after 30 minutes of CPR.
Detectives from Warwick Child Protection and Investigation Unit (CPIU) and the Child Trauma Unit conducted extensive investigations and today arrested the babysitter at her place of work.
"It has been a meticulous investigation," Mr Howard said.
"We wanted everything right and I stand by the fact we have that now."
The family was informed of the woman's arrest via social media.
Mr Howard said investigation was officially at an end as the woman prepares to appear before the Warwick Magistrates Court tomorrow.
"It's a tragic event," he said.
"It will be a relief for the members of the community in Warwick and around the town."