Homicide detectives are investigating the death of 7 year old Levai Bonnar, from Oatley in Sydney’s south, who reportedly fell off his pogo stick and died of a head injury. It started out as a seemingly innocent accident, but police now have reason to believe that this is a homicide (whether directly or indirectly caused by someone’s actions).
According to his mum, Kayla James, Levai was riding on his pogo stick inside their Mulga Road flat on Monday morning when he fell off, hit his head and lost consciousness. She said he stayed like that, but was still breathing at 10.30pm when she checked up on him. On Tuesday morning, Kayla woke up at 6.15am and found Levai was not breathing and had no pulse. She rang 000, 24 hours after Levai had hit his head, and the ambos pronounced him dead at 6.30am.
Just process that for a bit. Kayla did not seek medical help after her son was KNOCKED UNCONSCIOUS! That is why the police think this is suspicious. She did not seek help for her injured child and her inaction cost Levai his life. Head injuries are not something that will “go away”, you need to seek medical help when one happens. Everybody knows that. And who the fuck lets their kid play with a pogo stick inside?? Roller skates/blades, bikes, pogo sticks etc. are outside toys. Not only did Levai hit his head from bouncing around in such a cramped space, he would have destroyed stuff or knocked over his siblings too.
Police reviewed footage from a nearby CCTV camera and found that Kayla’s partner, Kodi James Maybir, was quickly disposing of rubbish in the 15 min timeframe between Kayla finding Levi and the ambos arriving. Hmmm, why was disposing of that rubbish the most important thing at that exact moment? “Oh honey, my poor son is dead, can you please do a quick tidy up before the ambos get here?” Luckily the police found that nugget, because they’ll be rummaging through the bins and they might just hit paydirt, such as bloodied clothing, a possible murder weapon, and other interesting gems.
I very highly doubt that Levai’s injuries were caused by “falling off a pogo stick” and Kayla’s story just doesn’t add up. Firstly, you do not ride a pogo stick inside. There’s just not enough room in a regular house, let alone a flat. Secondly she waited for over 24 hours to call an ambulance, and then only because Levai was dead. If it really was a fall from a pogo stick, she would have called an ambulance straightaway, because a fall from a pogo stick is an accident. This long stretch of time between when Levai was knocked unconscious and when Kayla actually got medical help (which by then it was too late for him) indicates that Kayla and Kodi may have something to hide about what really killed Levai. Police are looking at forensic evidence and trying to piece together a timeline of what happened. An autopsy will also be performed on Levai. Good luck trying to get any clues from Kayla, who didn’t call for help for her little boy, who instructed her boyfriend to throw away rubbish (read: evidence) before the ambulance arrived and who may very well be spraying bullshit everywhere to cover her own arse or her boyfriend’s.
The family is known to DoCS, meaning that there has been previous complaints against Kayla and/or Kodi. Kayla separated from Levai’s father and went to live in a caravan park with Levai and his siblings before moving to the flat in Oatley with Kodi.
Rest in Peace little Levai. Bounce in Heaven.