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Posted on Fri, Oct 19, 2012 : 2:35 p.m.

Pittsfield Township man charged with sending 2-month-old son to the hospital

By Kyle Feldscher

A 27-year-old Pittsfield Township man is being held at the Washtenaw County Jail on a $200,000 bond for allegedly abusing his 2-month-old boy, according to police.

Briton Morrison was arraigned on three counts of first-degree child abuse Thursday at the Washtenaw County Jail. He was arrested Wednesday following an interview with Pittsfield Township police, Deputy Chief Gordy Schick said.

Schick said the alleged abuse occurred at the man’s apartment in the 3100 block of Woodland Hills. The 2-month-old boy had to be hospitalized for “serious internal injuries,” Schick said. The nature of the abuse couldn’t be released due to the ongoing investigation but Schick said police believe Morrison intentionally injured the child.

“We do believe he knowingly and intentionally caused serious harm to the child,” Schick said.

If he’s convicted, Morrison faces a life sentence for each charge of first-degree child abuse. He will return to court for a preliminary exam at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 30 in the 14A-1 District Court in Pittsfield Township.

Schick said Child Protective Services reported the alleged abuse to police on Tuesday. There was only one date listed in the report, but Schick said the alleged abuse could have happened over a period of time.

Schick said he’s not aware of the current condition of the child.

Morrison is being represented by the Washtenaw County Public Defender's Office. A representative from the public defender's office declined comment on the case Friday.

Kyle Feldscher covers cops and courts for He can be reached at or you can follow him on Twitter.


Superior Twp voter

Sat, Oct 20, 2012 : 6:14 p.m.

He sure isn't "a man" if he's picking on a two month old baby.


Sat, Oct 20, 2012 : 10:55 a.m.

There are so many people that want, but CAN'T have children. PLEASE if you find that you can't give the child the love it so deserves, turn it over to an agency that would find a loving home for them. There's no reason EVER to abuse an innocent child.


Sat, Oct 20, 2012 : 8:57 p.m.

CycleGirl you are so right but some people have a warped sense of" what's mine is mine" and never mind what's best for the child.


Sat, Oct 20, 2012 : 7:01 a.m.

please find out the condition of the child.


Fri, Oct 19, 2012 : 8:23 p.m.

This makes me feel sick.


Sat, Oct 20, 2012 : 11:28 p.m.

lorayn, he doesn't need "some" jail time, he needs to spend the rest of his life in prison if he is found guilty of first degree child abuse. So why waste taxpayers money on "help" for him, it's too late for that. Only an evil monster would intentionally injure a helpless infant, especially so severely that the child needs to be in the hospital, and much less his own son who he is supposed to be protecting, loving and caring for.


Sat, Oct 20, 2012 : 2:56 a.m.

I second the feeling of sickness. 2 months old, geez. I remember being tired and frustrated with crying babies, but if you're feeling violent just leave the room and get yourself some help. The baby will be better off crying alone for awhile than being beaten.


Sat, Oct 20, 2012 : 12:52 a.m.

i sure hope they all get some help and some jail time as well.


Fri, Oct 19, 2012 : 7:56 p.m.

Hope he gets a nice roommate in prison.


Sat, Oct 20, 2012 : 3:06 p.m.

who is a father that misses his children immensely....


Fri, Oct 19, 2012 : 7:31 p.m.

Huh, no idea if he is the father. I'd say someother things but why bother. I can't see this open for commenting too long.


Fri, Oct 19, 2012 : 7:16 p.m.

OMG, how tragic! Where is or was Mommy? Intentional or not, there is no excuse for these injuries.


Sat, Oct 20, 2012 : 3:36 a.m.

mommy probably has to hold down a full time job or school