One of three people charged over the death of Queensland toddler Mason Lee will be sentenced for a lesser charge of child cruelty next week.
Teenage housemate Ryan Robert Barry Hodson, the boy's mother Anne Maree Lee and stepfather William Andrew O'Sullivan were all originally accused of manslaughter.
But following a brief mention in the Brisbane Supreme Court on Friday, Hodson will now be sentenced for a single count of cruelty to a child under 16 on Thursday.
The Caboolture man, who was 17 at the time of Mason's death two years ago, has not yet entered a plea but will likely do so when he appears next week.
Lee and O'Sullivan are still facing charges of manslaughter and cruelty to a child under 16.
The court heard Lee will attempt to have her trial heard before a justice, not a jury.
The application will be heard in August, with O'Sullivan yet to decide if he will join in the proceedings.
During a committal hearing in November 2017, Brisbane Magistrates Court heard Mason was 21 months old when he died in June 2016 at their Caboolture home.
The toddler suffered a rupture to his small intestine, believed to have been caused by blunt force trauma.