WALLED LAKE (WWJ) – A Commerce Township man is jailed and facing murder charges in the death of his four-month old baby boy. Oakland County Sheriff investigators say Richard Gillis the third has made several incriminating statements and is the “key suspect” in the case.
He was arrested on Saturday in Walled Lake and arraigned on Father’s Day, five days after the baby, Richard Gillis the fourth, was taken off life support at the University of Michigan Mott’s Children’s Hospital.READ MORE: Donations Needed For Landfill Search To Find Zion Foster
Investigators say the baby had bruises and scratches when he was first taken to the hospital. A medical examination showed the child had multiple skull fractures, broken ribs and internal bleeding.READ MORE: Businesses Make Changes To Keep Customers Safe Amid Boil Water Advisory In SE Michigan
Oakland County Sheriff’s officials said the 22-year-old Gills made several incriminating statements and is the “key suspect.”MORE NEWS: Detroit Police Search For Suspect Accused Of Carjacking Woman
If convicted, he faces life in prison.