Mechanic acquitted of murder of baby Jaidyn Leskie is on the run
A mechanic acquitted of murdering one-year-old boy Jaidyn Leskie and dumping his body in a creek is on the run with a warrant out for his arrest.
Greg Domaszewicz, then aged 28, was babysitting Jaidyn the night he went missing from his mum's home in Newborough, in Victoria's Latrobe Valley, on June 14, 1997.
The 52-year-old was supposed to appear in a Melbourne court on Friday over unrelated assault charges but did not show up, causing the judge to order his arrest.
Victoria Police immediately revoked his bail and are now searching for him.
He is accused of attacking someone with a makeshift spear toward the end of 2019 in Newport, Victoria, according to Nine News.
Domaszewicz skipped bail just weeks after breaking his silence for the first time in 23 years to reveal what he says happened the night the toddler died.
The mechanic, who was charged but found not guilty at trial always denied any role in the toddler's death, and said the one-year-old boy was hurt that night and that he 'cleaned up the blood'.
Domaszewicz admitted he spent the afternoon mucking around with his car, but said the boy's injury was no big deal.
'It was just like he had a little fall you know, (I) cleaned him up, this and that and we're off again, you know he was playing,' he told Channel Nine's Under Investigation one month earlier.
'It was nothing… it was just like he bumped his nose and he had like a nose bleed, I remember that, and I just, yeah, wanted to clean it up. I didn't see it happen.'
'He just came up while I was... still working on the car and I went 'oh geez', you know, and then... just wiped his nose, told him to blow his nose and that.'
But little Jaidyn had much bigger injuries when he was found dead in a creek, including a badly broken arm that was poorly treated.