New Lambton baby murder: boy's mother gives evidence during ex-boyfriend Jie Smith's trial

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By Sam Rigney
Updated July 6 2022 - 7:48am, first published 7:00am
DENIAL: Jie William Smith is on trial in Newcastle Supreme Court accused of murdering a six-month-old boy at New Lambton in 2019.

THE mother of a six-month-old boy who died after he suffered multiple serious injuries has denied being responsible for blood found on the baby's jumpsuit and said she left him at a house in New Lambton with accused murderer Jie William Smith.

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Sam Rigney

Court Reporter

Sam began his Newcastle Herald career as a night police reporter in 2011. He is an experienced court reporter who has won two national court reporting awards, including the Kennedy Award for Outstanding Court Reporting for his coverage of the Hunter's worst serial rapist. Before working at the Herald, Sam was a sports journalist with the Maitland Mercury where he won awards for his coverage of the Newcastle Rugby League salary cap scandal. Sam is a Novocastrian born-and-bred.

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