Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Deandre Deshawn Hamilton, 23 (DOB: 3/22/92), of Detroit, in connection with the death of his four-month-old son, Elijah Jones. On March 6, 2016 at 6:15 p.m., medics were called to an apartment in the 200 block of West Grand Boulevard because the victim was not breathing. The infant was pronounced dead at 6:56 p.m. on the same day. The medical examiner determined that the child died from blunt force trauma. It is alleged that the defendant murdered the infant while his mother was at work.
Hamilton has been charged with: Felony Murder; Child Abuse First Degree; and Child Abuse Second Degree. He was arraigned today in 36th District Court. The Probable Cause Conference is scheduled for March 22, 2016 at 8:30 a.m.; the Preliminary Examination is scheduled for March 29, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. Both hearings are before Judge Deborah Langston in 36th District Court.
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