Mason Lee manslaughter accused tried to flee courtroom

A TEEN accused of killing toddler Mason Lee was involved in a dramatic courtroom scuffle after he allegedly tried to jump the dock and flee.

Ryan Robert Barry Hodson, 17, was remanded back into custody at a hearing this week after breaching his bail on multiple occasions.

Mason Lee horror can't be repeated: Protesters make a stand

Mason Lee death: More charges laid by police

Hodson has been charged with manslaughter, along with the little boy's mother, Anne Maree Lee, and her former partner, William Andrew O'Sullivan.

They have been ­accused of failing to seek medical attention for Mason who suffered for days with "head to toe" injuries - including a ruptured intestine - before dying at his Caboolture home.

Hodson was granted bail in August 2016, two months after the toddler's death, but was convicted of breaching bail conditions in January. He was brought into Caboolture Magistrates Court this week, charged with another four counts of breach of bail, resulting in further convictions.

Told he would be jailed, Hodson allegedly tried to escape. He was restrained by a court officer and it is understood he sustained a wrist injury.

He now faces charges of attempted escape and resisting public officers and will return to court next month.

News Corp Australia


All the photos as Coraki hosts Australia Day celebrations

Premium Content All the photos as Coraki hosts Australia Day celebrations

Set on the banks of the Richmond River, Coraki wowed patrons for Richmond Valley’s...

Man flown to hospital after being struck by falling tree

Premium Content Man flown to hospital after being struck by falling tree

Emergency services were called after a man suffered serious leg injuries while...

Coraki celebrates Australia Day in fair dinkum style

Premium Content Coraki celebrates Australia Day in fair dinkum style

Coraki was host to Richmond Valley Council’s Australia Day celebrations.