A man has appeared in court charged with murdering an 11-month-old baby boy.

Sharyar Ali, who is 31 and from Westerna Terrace in Monaghan, was looking after Hunter McGleenon while his mother was with her terminally ill grandmother.

A pathologist's report said the boy's fatal head injury was not accidental.

A prosecutor told Newry Magistrates' Court Ali was in sole care of the child at a property in Keady in Co Armagh when the death happened on Tuesday.

Ali told police the baby fell from a low sofa onto a concrete floor.

He attended a casino during the night before the infant's death, leaving him in the car, CCTV footage showed, police told the court.

Charges involving illegal entry to the UK and possessing an indecent photograph of a child were dropped.

District judge Eamonn King refused Ali bail and remanded him in custody to reappear before the same court via video link on 18 December.