Father Charged In 4-Month-Old's Abuse Death


Medical Examiner Says Baby Died From Head Trauma

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COMMERCE TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- A Commerce Township father has been charged in the abuse death of his 4-month-old son.

The Oakland County Sheriff's Office said Richard Gillis IV had obvious signs of abuse when he arrived at a hospital on June 10 after being found not breathing. It said the baby had brain bleeds, skull fractures and multiple rib fractures. He was taken off life support at Mott's Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor on June 14.

Medical Examiner Says Baby Died From Head Trauma; Father Charged

An autopsy by the Washtenaw County medical examiner ruled the baby died from head trauma.

The baby's 22-year-old father, Richard L. Gillis III, is charged with first-degree child abuse and felony murder. He was remanded to the Oakland County Jail without bond.

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