Mechanic acquitted of murder of baby Jaidyn Leskie is on the run with a warrant out for his arrest after failing to show up at court
A warrant has now been issued for the arrest of the man acquitted of murdering Jaidyn Leskie in 1997.
Greg Domaszewicz was set to face assault charges in a Melbourne court but reportedly did not show up.
Victoria police have now revoked his bail.
He was found not guilty of murdering Jaidyn Leskie has broken his silence after 23 years to reveal what really happened the night the toddler died.
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 mechanic, who was found not guilty at trial and always denied any role in the toddler’s death, said the one-year-old boy was hurt that night and he ‘cleaned up the blood’.
Mr Domaszewicz admitted on Monday night he spent the afternoon mucking around with his car, but said the boy’s injury was no big deal.
Mr Domaszewicz said there was no way his car could have fallen on Jaidyn Leskie as it was not on a jack but on a ramp
‘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.
‘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.
Jaidyn Leskie, one, was killed and his body dumped in a nearby dam. His death was caused by a head injury and he had a broken arm that had a wooden splint
Greg Domaszewicz said he did not kill Jaidyn Leskie, but that the toddler had a bleeding nose on the day he disappeared from a ‘little fall’
Police did not fingerprint inside the house despite the windows being broken (pictured)
The toddler’s body was found in Blue Rock Dam, not far from his home in the country town of Moe, Victoria, six months after his disappearance.
Forensic pathologist Shelley Robertson, who conducted the autopsy, told Under Investigation that though Jaidyn’s body had a broken arm, it was a head injury that killed him.
The broken arm appeared to have been treated with a piece of wood bound to the arm with a bandage as a rudimentary splint.
Police investigators at the time thought the car Mr Domaszewicz was working on may have fallen off its jack and hurt the toddler who was playing nearby.
They believed Mr Domaszewicz panicked, gave Jaidyn a drug and killed him with a blow to his head before dumping his body in the dam.
Mr Domaszewicz, however, said the car did not fall – and was not on a jack, but on ramps.