Pontiac father, 18, charged in death of 7-month-old son

Mike Martindale
The Detroit News

Pontiac — An 18-year-old Pontiac man was formally charged Tuesday with the death of his 7-month-old son, who the father said suffered injuries when the boy’s head accidentally struck a railing last week.

Damon Honer was charged in a video arraignment from jail with first-degree homicide and first-degree child abuse in the death of Adien Logan. Pontiac 50th District Judge Michael Martinez denied bond and ordered Honer jailed until a March 10 probable cause hearing before Judge Ronda Fowlkes Gross.

Logan was taken to Pontiac St. Joseph Mercy Hospital last Thursday after the incident in the 60 block of Leonard Lane. He was later transferred to William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak where doctors pronounced him dead Saturday.

An autopsy Tuesday determined the boy died of cranial cerebral trauma and the death was ruled as a homicide.

The boy’s parents were interviewed by Oakland County Sheriff’s investigators after Child Protective Services reported suspected child abuse in the hospitalization.

Honer was held over the weekend in the Oakland County Jail on an unrelated criminal warrant.

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