A MAN has been been found guilty of manslaughter over the 2014 death of a baby girl in Mandurama.
Brendon Toohey, 38, faced a two-week trial in the Supreme Court at Bathurst Court House before the 12-person jury handed down its verdict.
Toohey was found not guilty of murdering the 11-month-old baby before the jury delivered its guilty verdict for manslaughter.
The little girl died on April 2, 2014.
Toohey had always maintained the baby suffered critical injuries when she fell from a trampoline at a Mandurama home.
Toohey took the little girl to Blayney Hospital on the morning of April 2 but despite attempts to revive her, she was pronounced dead soon after.
Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad and Chifley local area command officers formed Strike Force Zarebski to investigate the incident.
After making a number of inquiries, and receiving the results of postmortem examinations, police arrested Toohey about a week later and he was charged with murder.
Toohey was refused bail at that time and has been held in custody now for three years awaiting trial.
He will be sentenced on the manslaughter finding in September.