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Qld father charged with baby son's murder

A 27-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the murder of his four-month-old son.

Tiaan Burger was arrested on Friday over the death of Finnick Hercules Burger earlier this month.

Police allege the baby sustained "multiple injuries" during an incident at a house at Sun Valley, Gladstone on January 12.

He was taken to Gladstone Hospital by paramedics before being flown to Brisbane's Children's Hospital.

He died on January 15.

A Queensland Ambulance Services spokesperson said paramedics had responded to a Sun Valley house for a reported medical episode involving an infant on January 12 at 5.24pm.

Burger was remanded in custody after the matter was mentioned in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Saturday.

He is to appear again on February 17.

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