Jackson father arrested, charged in death of infant son

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A Jackson father is in jail today and is facing charges in connection with the death of his infant son.

Michael Glaspie, 28, is being held without bond on the two charges.

In a statement Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Undersheriff Chris Kuhl says on Saturday, June 8, deputies were called to Henry Ford Allegiance Hospital where a two month old male baby that had been taken to the hospital was not breathing.

Doctors told deputies that the baby had serious, life threatening injuries. The baby was transported by helicopter to Mott’s Children’s Hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Deputies and prosecutors have not said what type of injuries the infant suffered, but said it was those injuries that led them to believe the baby was abused.

“We gathered a significant amount of evidence, both from from the autopsy and interviews, and presented it to the prosecuting attorney. he ultimately made the decision on the charges,” Kuhl said.

The investigation was sent to the Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney who issued charges for Felony Murder and Child Abuse 1st degree.

This past Thursday afternoon, June 27, Glaspie was arrested on the murder and child abuse charges.

Kuhl said cases like this are always hard for detectives to investigate.

“Number one, it involves a child, which is a very difficult thing, as many people are parents, or have nieces, nephews, things like that,” he said. “But the other factor is, is that the victim here obviously can’t speak or can’t elaborate on what happened. So we’re left to piece together some things based on physical evidence.”

Glaspie’s next court date is July 12.

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