Friday, April 18, 2014

Dad to be sentenced in abuse death of 4-month-old son (Kalamazoo, Michigan)

Dad is identified as TAHJ LOCKETT SR. Why isn't this being called a murder?

Kalamazoo Twp. man to be sentenced for child abuse

Updated: Friday, April 18 2014, 08:28 AM EDT

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Friday, a Kalamazoo Township man charged with abusing is expected to be sentenced.

4-month-old Tahj Lockett Junior died last November from multiple injuries.

Two days later his father, Tahj Senior, was charged with first degree child abuse.

Friends of the family tell us Lockett was home alone with the child the morning he died. They also say there was a history of abuse.

In court Lockett told police he had been smoking marijuana the day his son died. Police say Lockett also admitted to being responsible for bite marks found on his son.

We will keep you updated on what happens in court.