Mason Jet Lee
Mason Jet Lee

Teen charged over the death of Mason Jet Lee granted bail

A TEENAGER accused of Caboolture toddler Mason Jet Lee's manslaughter has been granted  bail.

Ryan Robert Barry Hodson, 17, is one of three people who allegedly lived in the house with 21-month-old Mason in the weeks before the toddler's death.

Mason's mother Anne-Maree Lee and his stepfather Andrew O'Sullivan are also accused of Mason's manslaughter.

Police allege Mason suffered injuries, including a ruptured intestine, which lead to his death. They claim the adults in the house did not seek medical attention for Mason.

Mr Hodson's lawyer Scott Lynch said his client was "little more than a child himself".

Hodson was denied bail in the Caboolture Magistrates Court earlier this month but applied again in Brisbane Supreme Court on Friday.

Justice David Jackson was scathing in his comments about the Crown prosecution's objection to Mr Hodson being released on bail.

He questioned why Mr Hodson was different than every other person who is granted bail on strict conditions.

Hodson has not been accused of harming Mason, but police allege the 17-year-old did not attempt to help the toddler in the days before his death. 

Justice Jackson granted Mr Hodson bail on the condition he live with his mother and step-father in Caboolture, report regularly to police, undergo drug tests and have no contact with co-accused or witnesses - including his girlfriend.

Mr Hodson's family was present in the court room supporting him.

- ARM NEWSDESK


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