Ecorse Couple Charged with Murder and Child Abuse of Zaire Reed

Ecorse Couple Charged with Murder and Child Abuse of Zaire Reed

ECORSE, MI – On October 16, 2020, James Edward Gibson, Jr, 34-years-old, of Ecorse, has been charged in connection with the homicide of 13-month old Zyaire Reed.

His mother Lisa Marie Reed has been charged in connection with the homicide of Zyaire as well.

Gibson and Reed are currently facing Child Abuse First Degree charges in connection with the surviving twin Zion Michael Reed. The alleged crimes occurred while Gibson was living with Reed and her two 13-month-old twin sons. Gibson is not the father of the twins.  

On July 28, 2020 at approximately 8:06 a.m., Ecorse police officers were dispatched to a residence in the 3900 block of 7th Street in response to a child abuse call. Zyaire Reed was pronounced deceased, and Zion Reed survived but needed extensive and treatment for his injuries. It is alleged that the defendant was the live-in boyfriend of Lisa Reed when the crimes were committed.   

James Gibson has been charged with First Degree a Murder and Child Abuse First Degree in connection with  the death of Zyaire Reed.  

Lisa Reed has been charged with Second Degree Murder and Child Abuse First Degree in connection with her son Zyaire Reed. 

 “The evidence in this case will show that Zyaire Reed suffered abuse for almost half of his very young life. He was 13-months-old when he died. The alleged facts of this case left seasoned prosecutors shaking their heads and vowing to seek justice for him,”said Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy. 

Gibson and Reed Gibson will be arraigned on Monday, October 19, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. in 25th District Court.

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