Father Ruled Competent For Trial In Infant Son’s Slaying

FLINT (WWJ/AP) – A 23-year-old Flint area man involved in a standoff last fall with police has been ruled competent to stand trial in the beating death of his 3-month-old son.

MLive.com reported Wednesday that Jeramy Wagner of Montrose Township faces a Feb. 8 preliminary examination in Genesee County Circuit Court in Flint.

Defense attorney Mark Clement said his client has “significant psychiatric issues” and had more than once been involuntary committed.

Wagner is charged with felony murder and first- and second-degree child abuse. His son, Andrew Wagner, was pronounced dead on arrival Oct. 15 at Hurley Medical Center. An autopsy determined the child died of a blow to the head.

Jeramy Wagner was jailed in October, 2012,  after a three-hour standoff at Riverside Mobile Home Park where he lived with the infant’s mother.

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