TribLIVE

| USWorld


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Alabama man charged in 2-year-old son's fatal stabbing

Daily Photo Galleries

By The Associated Press
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, 6:06 p.m.
 

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. — An Alabama man accused of fatally stabbing his 2-year-old son wailed, banged his head on a table and asked a central Indiana judge for a rope to kill himself during his initial court appearance Thursday.

Micah William Harrison, 30, of Robertsdale, Ala., feared someone was trying to kill him Wednesday when he fatally stabbed his 2-year-old son, Michael, in the chest with a kitchen knife and in the forehead with a nail-pulling tool, Noblesville police said in a probable cause affidavit.

Harrison had driven with his three young children from Alabama to his parents' home in Noblesville, about 15 miles north of Indianapolis, on Tuesday. The children's mother said in court documents filed in Alabama that he had taken them without her permission.

A distraught Harrison appeared on a video link from the Hamilton County Jail during Thursday's appearance on a murder charge in Hamilton Superior Court.

When Magistrate David Najjar read him his rights, Harrison said, “What about a right to a rope?”

“I killed my poor little baby. Please kill me,” Harrison begged.

Najjar entered a not guilty plea on Harrison's behalf and appointed an attorney for him. He also ordered Harrison held without bond pending a March 12 trial date. A jail officer said Harrison already was on suicide watch.

Harrison had to be removed from the jail's hearing room for about 30 minutes before his appearance because he scuffled with deputies. When he was brought back, he was shackled and guarded by four deputies.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Nation

  1. Coburn’s final ‘Wastebook’ tallies $25B in what he considers ‘pork’
  2. Ferguson slaying of Brown reconstructed in county autopsy
  3. Immigration work permits could rise under contract
  4. Social Security recipients to get increase in benefits
  5. Coast Guard to seek billions to protect Arctic interests
  6. Captive freed by North Korea enjoys tearful reunion in Ohio
  7. Personal use of Secret Service agents on staffer’s behalf draws investigaton
  8. Academic scandal at University of North Carolina bigger than previously reported
  9. Security at Capitol questioned
  10. Man caught jumping White House fence
  11. 4 private security guards convicted
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.