On February 11th, 2018, Detroit Police officers responded to a 911 call to a residence in the 14000 block of Corbett Street in Detroit. The infant girl was found lying at the bottom of the stairs by Thomas Smith and 911 was called. Medics responded to the location and the child was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.
It is alleged that Thomas Smith killed his infant daughter. On February 14th, 2018, Smith was charged with Child Abuse Second Degree.
The Wayne County Medical Examiner’s report in this case was recently received by the Wayne County Prosecutors Office, and the death of the baby girl was ruled to be a homicide, as a result of abusive head trauma and blunt force trauma to her chest.
Smith’s previous charge of Child Abuse Second Degree has been dismissed. Smith is now facing new charges of Felony Murder, Torture, Child Abuse First Degree, and Child Abuse Second Degree.
He was arraigned on June 5th, 2018, on the new charges in 36th District Court and he was remanded to the Wayne County Jail. His Probable Cause Conference is scheduled for Friday, June 15, 2018.