The man accused of shaking his 11-week-old baby, causing the child to have seizures and spend weeks in a Melbourne hospital, could be released from custody on Friday.
The father-of-seven, who isn't named to protect the child, fronted Wodonga Magistrates Court via video link on Tuesday and applied for bail.
Details of the alleged offence were told to the court by police informant Detective Leading Senior Constable Marnie McPherson, of the Wodonga Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation Team, who said she opposed the accused being released.
"The doctors findings were the seizures and injuries were a result of trauma and could not have been a result of accidental injuries," Detective McPherson said in her evidence.
"As a result of interviews with both the mother and father police were of the opinion the force was caused by the accused shaking the child."
The court heard the baby was having seizures when two maternal child health nurses were at the home as part of a check up.
The baby continued to seize on the way to Albury hospital and spent weeks in the Royal Children's Hospital after the alleged offence.
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"I believe he is in exceptional circumstances because he failed to appear on two other occasions for this matter and I believe he wouldn't appear again if he was bailed," Detective McPherson said.
"The baby is now meeting all milestones for their age and doesn't appear to have lasting affects."
Defence lawyer Mario Vaccaro told the court his client had a intellectual disability.
The matter was adjourned to the same court on Friday.
The man also pleaded guilty on Tuesday to breaking into Enviro Drapes and Shades Wodonga twice in February, where he stole a blower, dropsaw, battery charger, radio and curtains.
He was on bail at the time of the offence.
Both matters will go before magistrate Ian Watkins tomorrow for a further plea and sentence and for the bail application to continue.