South Bend 4-month-old's death ruled a homicide

The death of a South Bend infant was caused by cranial cerebral trauma.

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 12:27 p.m.

The death of a South Bend infant has been ruled a homicide, according to Truth reporting partner WNDU

St. Joseph County Coroner Chuck Hurley determined  4-month-old Halo Stutzman died of cranial cerebral trauma, WNDU reported

Halo’s father, 22-year-old Bryan Michel, was charged with neglect of a dependent resulting in death as of Saturday.

The baby died in South Bend Memorial Hospital Saturday morning. Court documents show she had skull fractures, massive brain injury and bruising on her body.

Read more details on the investigation of Halo’s death on WNDU’s website.


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