Monday, October 27, 2014

Dad pleads not guilty to capital murder charges for beating death of 2-month-old son (Tuscumbia, Alabama)

Dad is identified as MICHAEL WADE LOGAN SR. No mention of a mother in the home.

Father pleads not guilty in son’s death

Posted: Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:14 pm | Updated: 12:43 pm, Thu Oct 23, 2014.

By Tom Smith Senior Staff Writer

TUSCUMBIA — Michael Wade Logan Sr. pleaded not guilty in the August death of his 2-month-old son during an arraignment hearing this morning in Colbert County Court. Logan, 29, 83 N. Main St.,
Tuscumbia, was arrested Aug. 7, and charged with capital murder in his son’s death, Tuscumbia police said.

Tuscumbia police detective Wes Holland said Logan was charged after a preliminary autopsy indicated the child died from multiple trauma to the head and body.

“The injuries were not accidental,” Tuscumbia Police Chief Tony Logan, who is not related to Michael Logan, said at the time of the arrest.

Michael Logan was indicted Sept. 29. According to the grand jury indictment, he is accused of “intentionally slamming the baby (Michael Logan Jr.) down on his knees” which caused the injuries that led to the child’s death.

Michael Logan is being held in the Colbert County Jail without bail.