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Man charged with murder of baby son faces court

Man charged with murder of baby son faces court
A man charged with murdering his seven-week-old baby son in Victoria has appeared in court.
Joseph McDonald, 22, handed himself in to police last night after his son, Lucas, died at Monash Children's Hospital on Wednesday.
Joseph McDonald is accused of killing his infant son. (Supplied)
The child was initially taken to hospital at Benalla in the state's northeast last month with life-threatening injuries before being transferred.
9News understands this is the first time Mr McDonald has been in custody.
He will appear in court again tomorrow.