Monday, March 16, 2015

Dad charged with 1st-degree homicide in death of 7-month-old son (Pontiac, Michigan)

Dad is identified as DAMON HONER.

Pontiac father to return to court in death of infant
Mike Martindale, The Detroit News
5:17 p.m. EDT March 10, 2015

Pontiac — The 18-year-old father charged with killing his 7-month-old son was in district court Tuesday for a pre-exam conference in the Feb. 26 death.

Damon Honer is charged with first-degree homicide and first-degree child abuse in the death of Adien Logan. Pontiac 50th District Judge Ronda Fowlkes Gross set a Monday exam date in the case. Adien was taken to Pontiac St. Joseph Mercy Hospital last month after the incident inside a residence in the 60 block of Leonard Lane. He was later transferred to William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak where doctors pronounced him dead.

Honer was questioned after Child Protective Service workers reported suspected child abuse in the baby’s injuries. Honer told investigators his son’s head accidentally struck a stairway railing in the home. An autopsy determined he died of cranial cerebral trauma and the death was ruled as a homicide.