Thursday, August 7, 2014

Dad charged with capital murder of 2-month-old son while mom at work (Tuscumbia, Alabama)

Why moms need paid maternity leaves in this country...partly so we aren't utilizing deadbeat dimwits and abusers as babysitters (the baby had healing injuries, suggesting that Daddy had been abusing him from birth..) Even though Mom was at work and is not charged, notice that she has still lost custody of the surviving child.

Also notice that this is the 2nd northern Alabama father charged with killing an infant THIS WEEK.

Dad is identified as MICHAEL WADE LOGAN.

Tuscumbia father charged with capital murder of infant son

By Jonathan Grass on August 07, 2014 at 5:06 PM, updated August 07, 2014 at 5:45 PM

TUSCUMBIA, Alabama -- A 2-month-old boy was brought in unresponsive to Helen Keller Hospital Saturday evening. Now the father is charged with capital murder.

Michael Wade Logan, 28, was charged Thursday after spending several days in custody during the investigation. He is being held without bond in the Colbert County Detention Center. He will make an initial appearance before District Judge Chad Coker on Friday.

Emergency personnel responded to a 911 call from the family home in Tuscumbia close to 7:20 p.m. Saturday and found the baby, Michael Wade Logan Jr., unresponsive. Attempts to resuscitate him at the hospital were unsuccessful. Tuscumbia Police Chief Tony Logan said preliminary information from the autopsy indicated the baby showed signs of trauma. This information also pointed to prior injuries.

Logan and a friend were the only adults home with the baby Saturday evening. The mother, Denya Logan, was at work. She has not been charged. Another young child at the home was placed in the custody of family members.

Denya Logan gave's news partner, WHNT News 19, a brief statement saying, "There's no doubt in my mind that Michael did not do this. Now I have to deal with the tragic loss of our son and burying him."

Logan is the second north Alabama father this week to face capital murder charges in an infant's death. Sergino Larenta Richard, 26, of Harvest was charged Wednesday following an investigation of his infant son. The baby was brought to Madison Hospital on July 12 but was pronounced dead on arrival. The investigation led authorities to believe Richard was responsible.