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Man accused of killing 13-month-old son makes first court appearance

Police are conducting an internal investigation because they were called to the house only hours before the toddler was murdered

PRINCE ALBERT – A man accused of killing his 13-month-old boy remains in custody after making his first appearance in Prince Albert court Friday.

 Kaij Dean Paul Brass was remanded in custody and appears again on Feb. 28.

Brass was arrested Thursday by Prince Albert Police following a family dispute at a home at 233 - 23 Street West.

Police say they were called to the home at about 11 a.m. on Feb. 10 after they received a report of a homicide involving a child. When police arrived they found the 13-month-old boy deceased.

Police say they were initially called to the home at 5:44 a.m. that morning and Prince Albert Police Chief Jonathan Bergen has ordered an investigation under S. 54.1 of the Police Act 1990. The Saskatchewan Public Complaints Commission has been notified and is investigating.

“The death of a child is a tragedy that leaves family and loved ones devastated,” said Charlene Tebbutt, Public Relations and Media Coordinator for Prince Albert Police Service. “As an organization, there is nothing we can say to lessen the grief and torment at this shocking loss of a deeply loved child from our community.

“We do understand and expect there will be questions going forward, and while we cannot comment on the specifics of the investigation now underway, we trust and support an independent review of the police response in this file by the Saskatchewan Public Complaints Commission, and remain committed to transparency and accountability,” added Tebbutt.

The murder charge against Brass hasn't been proven in court.

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