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James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Anthony Tyrese Robinson, a 22-year-old father from Washington Township, was given a $1,000,000 bond at his arraignment Thursday after his son, a 6-month-old, was hospitalized Monday with “shaken-baby syndrome.”

Robinson is in the Macomb County Jail and is due back in court at 9 a.m. on Aug. 9, the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office announced.

Sheriff’s deputies responded about 4:15 p.m. Monday to the report of a sick child at Eagles Landing of Washington apartments. But the baby already had been rushed for Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township.

The child’s mother says she returned from work to find the baby injured. She had left the baby in his father’s care when she went off to work at 9 that morning, police say. After seeing the boy’s condition, she called 911.

Doctors at the hospital said the baby’s injuries were consistent with “shaken-baby syndrome,” and the baby was then transported to Children’s Hospital in Detroit.

Police interviewed the boy’s mother, father and doctors who treated the boy, then arrested his father. The Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office authorized a warrant for first-degree child abuse, which carries the potential of life in prison if the man is convicted. The father will be arraigned Thursday.

The boy is still hospitalized.