The sentencing hearing of a Gold Coast mother who pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of her four-year-old son Tyrell Cobb has been shown confronting post-mortem pictures of the child's bruised body.
Heidi Strbak appeared in the Brisbane Supreme Court on Tuesday as her contested sentencing hearing began before Justice Peter Applegarth.
The court was shown a series of graphic photographs during the evidence of pathologist Dr Beng Beng Ong, depicting various bruises and abrasions on the child's face and body.
Gold Coast mother Heidi Strbak, who has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of her son Tyrell Cobb (pictured), has been shown confronting post-mortem pictures of the four-year-old's body
Strbak (pictured) appeared in the Brisbane Supreme Court on Tuesday as her contested sentencing hearing began before Justice Peter Applegarth
Strbak's plea comes just weeks after her ex-partner Matthew Scown (pictured) was sentenced to four years' jail for manslaughter but walked from court, having already spent two years and eight months in custody
Asked by crown prosecutor Phil McCarthy about one of the markings, Dr Ong agreed it was consistent with the application of blunt force, such as a slap.
He said another marking on the child's lower leg was of a shape fairly consistent with the end of a cigarette lighter.