BRANDON TOWNSHIP, Mich. - The Oakland County Sheriff's Office says a 27-year-old man stands accused of killing his girlfriend's infant.
Sheriff Michael Bouchard said the 4-month-old boy was found Thursday lying on the floor of a home in Brandon Township. He was rushed to Genesys Hospital, but was pronounced dead.
The medical examiner's office ruled the infant's death a homicide from severe blunt force trauma to the head.
Bouchard said the man's 4-year-old daughter also was in the home at the time, but was not hurt.
The suspect has an extensive criminal history dating back to 2002 when he was a juvenile. In 2003, he was convicted of three counts of breaking and entering with intent, and safe breaking.
He was sentenced to 2 to 20 years in prison. He was paroled from the State of Michigan prison system in 2005. He was discharged from parole in 2009.
His name will be released once he has been arraigned on charges relating to the infant's death.
"This case and all that involve an adult causing the death of babies are disgusting. If you can't take care of a baby or stand to hear the baby crying, call someone that can, for heaven's sake. There is no cell deep and dark enough for people like this," Bouchard said.
-- Sheriff Bouchard said the man's 4-year-old daughter also was in the home at the time, but was not hurt.
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