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Tyrell Cobb’s stepfather Matthew Scown is jailed again for fraud after being released for his death

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Stepfather of Tryell Cobb – who enraged Australia when he LAUGHED as he was released from jail for killing the four-year-old – is back behind bars

  • Matthew Scown was jailed on Monday for a crime spree he went on this year
  • He committed 28 offences including fraud, gun possession and driving on drugs
  • Scown was jailed on Monday and won’t be released on parole until January 2020
  • He already served time for the 2009 manslaughter of his stepson Tyrell Cobb

The man who laughed as he was released from jail after the manslaughter of his stepson is back behind bars following a crime spree. 

Matthew Scown, from the Gold Coast, committed 28 more offences following the 2009 manslaughter of four-year-old Tyler Cobb.

He was sentenced to four years’ jail in October 2017, but was back on the streets immediately after having already served almost three years.  

But earlier this year, he committed fraud, driving while under the influence of drugs, and possessing a gun among other offences; landing him back behind bars. 

Matthew Scown committed fraud, driving while under the influence of drugs, and possessing a gun among other offences; landing him back behind bars on Monday

Matthew Scown committed fraud, driving while under the influence of drugs, and possessing a gun among other offences; landing him back behind bars on Monday

Tyrell Cobb, 4, died on the Gold Coast in May 2009 from internal bleeding and stomach injuries caused by blunt force trauma

Tyrell Cobb, 4, died on the Gold Coast in May 2009 from internal bleeding and stomach injuries caused by blunt force trauma 

On Monday, Brisbane Supreme Court Justice Martin Burns said Scown should spend additional time in jail for the beach of his suspended sentence.  

At the order of Justice Burns, Scown won’t be released on parole until January next year.

Tyrell died on the Gold Coast in May 2009 from internal bleeding and stomach injuries caused by blunt force trauma. 

An autopsy showed he had 53 bruises and 17 abrasions from head to legs when he died. 

Scown wasn’t accused of causing Tyrell’s fatal injury, but instead stood back and watched his stepson die as his condition deteriorated.   

‘You ought to have acted,’ Justice Burns said during the trial.

‘From the time of injury until death every movement including breathing and vomiting would have caused extreme pain.’

Scown called Triple-0 in distress and performed CPR on the boy as paramedics made their way to the Gold Coast home where the pair were staying.

‘Looks like he’s going to die on me,’ Scown told a Triple 0 operator, the court heard.

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When paramedics arrived Scown told them to hurry to the boy as he wasn’t breathing.

Tyrell’s mother Heidi Strbak (left) was jailed for nine years for the manslaughter of her son, with a non-parole period of four years

Tyrell’s mother Heidi Strbak (left) was jailed for nine years for the manslaughter of her son, with a non-parole period of four years

Scown was sentenced to four years in jail over the death of Tyrell Cobb (pictured), but was released due to having spent almost three years in custody 

Scown was sentenced to four years in jail over the death of Tyrell Cobb (pictured), but was released due to having spent almost three years in custody 

‘He’s turning blue,’ he said.

Justice Burns stressed that Scown had not harmed Tyrell and did not have knowledge or suspicions of the attacks that caused his fatal injury.  

The 36-year-old then stunned Australia when he was seen grinning and laughing when questioned by reporters after he walked free from jail in October 2017.

Tyrell’s mother Heidi Strbak was jailed for nine years for the manslaughter of her son, with a non-parole period of four years.

Earlier this year Strbak lost an appeal to reduce her sentence. 

Earlier this year Strbak lost an appeal to reduce her sentence

Earlier this year Strbak lost an appeal to reduce her sentence 

 

 

 

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