TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (WHNT) – A Tuscumbia man has been arrested and charged in the death of his two-month old son.
Thursday afternoon, a capital murder warrant was issued for 28-year-old Michael Wade Logan from the death of his biological son Michael Wade Logan Jr. this past weekend.
Cuffed behind his back, Tuscumbia Police escort Michael Wade Logan to the Colbert County Jail.
Tuscumbia Police Chief Tony Logan says a preliminary autopsy shows the infant died from multiple traumas to the head and body.
“I can tell you first hand, having been at the hospital Saturday night, the image of that small infant laying there on the bed deceased, has not left my head,” stated Logan.
Chief Logan said Michael was at home with another person when he called 9-1-1 saying the infant was not breathing.
Before the child could be rushed to the hospital by ambulance just blocks away, Chief Logan said Michael Logan Jr. died.
“According to what his story that he was telling us at the hospital and what we observed just didn’t seem to go together,” Chief Logan explained.
Shortly after being released from police custody for investigation purposes, the child’s mother Denya Logan made a brief statement saying she can’t believe her husband would kill their son.
“There’s nothing that can make me believe that. Now I want to bury my son in peace, and that’s all I’ve got to say,” stated Denya Logan.
Police say Denya Logan was not at home when the death occurred.
Chief Logan said the second person in the home at the time of the death is cooperating with police and is being treated as a witness at this time.
According to Logan, his department is working with the Colbert County District Attorney’s Office to determine if additional charges or people face charges.
Michael Wade Logan is being held in the Colbert County Jail without bail.