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Wexford Co. father charged with infant son's death

A Wexford County man is being charged with the death of his eight-week-old son.

 

Tyler Russell is charged with one count of involuntary manslaughter and a count of firstdegree child abuse.

 

Prosecutors say the Michigan State Police found the newborn - Xavier Russell - unresponsive in the family's Mesick home.

 

The boy was taken to a Traverse City hospital where he later died.

 

An autopsy showed the boy died from brain and spinal injuries due to shaking.

 

Russell is expected to be in court today for a probable cause hearing.

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