Baby Found Not Breathing, Dad Charged

Reports of a 4-month-old child not breathing at an apartment complex sent emergency crews rushing to the scene during the early morning hours of November 19, 2012.

Kalamazoo Township Police received the 911 call around 1:19 a.m., the apartment was located in the 500 block of North Arlington Street.

The baby boy was transported to Bronson Methodist Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Township police began investigating the cause of death, meanwhile an autopsy is being performed at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Mich.

Police later arrested the boy’s father Tahj Oneal Lockett, 22. The prosecutor authorized a charge for first degree child abuse against Lockett, he was arraigned Tuesday on those charges.

Bond was set at $50,000, and a preliminary exam was scheduled for December 4, 2012.

Township Police ask that anyone with any information contact them at 269-343-0551 or Silent Observer 269-343-2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com 

6 comments

  • andrea

    OK first things first the father of the boy was charged but not for sure cause of death so how do you know its not because of SIDS or some type of illness that nobody knows about? Until Rtopsy cause of death should have never taken him unless there was evidense just like my Mom there was evidense but still didnt arrest the mother fucker I was 19 yrs old I am now 27 and I found witnesses that is willing to testify

  • andrea

    OK first things first the father of the boy was charged but not for sure cause of death so how do you know its not because of SIDS or some type of illness that nobody knows about? Until Rtopsy cause of death should have never taken him unless there was evidense just like my Mom there was evidense but still didnt arrest the mother fucker I was 19 yrs old I am now 27 and I found witnesses that is willing to testify and there was another guy involved as well that nobody did not even know about but if the cops did there job then damn maybe justice be served

    • anonymous

      He is a piece of shit uuuuugggghhhhh I wish I could see him right now I would let me shut up I am horrified of this matter I am related to this baby and I cannot tell u how bad this hurts and we know he did it what a monster omg this is like a nightmare

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