Former Kenyan TV news anchor Esther Arunga's husband, Quincy Timberlake is set to stand trial over the death of their son in Brisbane, Australia.
Timberlake was charged with the murder of his son, Sinclair after the three-year-old boy succumbed to severe internal injuries at their home in Kallangur, north of Brisbane in 2014.
This week, the former Kenyan presidential aspirant faced a committal hearing in Brisbane Magistrates Court.
During the session, witnesses gave their testimonies on how they saw the boy before his death.
Jennifer Pearce, a paramedic who was among the first people to respond to the emergency calls, gave her testimony before the judge.
The Brisbane Times reports that Pearce told the court that she was shocked by how calm Timberlake appeared throughout the entire ordeal.
"I was just surprised how calm he was. He didn't speak fast, he wasn't rushed in his thoughts," she said.
She said they tried cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for 25 minutes but the boy did not breath.
Christina Carroll, a friend of Arunga's family, also gave a shocking testimony, revealing that she saw straight line cuts on Sinclair's forehead months earlier.
"To me, it looked like he'd been cut with a razor or a knife, it was discolored like it'd been healed," she said.
When she asked Ms. Arunga what happened, the mother said Sinclair had fallen down a staircase.
Ms. Carroll said Ms. Arunga appeared 'bewitched' when she returned home and talked about "zombies invading the world and eating people."
"She talked about voodoo and other occult stuff, it was crazy," Ms. Carroll divulged.
Timberlake's attorney has reportedly admitted there is a strong case against his client.
Sinclair passed away on his bedroom floor as paramedics struggled in vain to save him.
The Australian Associated Press reports that Brisbane Magistrates court has on Tuesday committed the 38-year-old Kenyan to stand trial for the murder of his son in the Supreme Court on a date yet to be set.