Houston father charged with injury to child in 9-month-old son's death, records show

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Wednesday, March 29, 2023
$1M bond set for father charged in 9-month-old son's death
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Michael Fisher went before a judge, where prosecutors said he caused the blunt forced injuries that led to his baby's death.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A father was given $1 million bond after an investigation into the death of a 9-month-old boy led to authorities charging the man with injury to a child, according to charging documents.

ABC13 was there at probable cause court overnight, when 30-year-old Michael Fisher was given the $1 million bond.

The state asked for $250,000, but after it was determined that the baby suffered blunt force trauma to the head, resulting in his death, the judge issued the higher bond, citing concerns for the safety of the community.

Fisher is accused of intentionally and knowingly causing serious bodily injury to his infant son by "inflicting violent acceleration-deceleration forces" on him, records state.

On March 17, Fisher rushed the unresponsive child to Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center from their home in the 3000 block of Woodland Park Drive. Three days later, doctors at the Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital pronounced the child dead.

Fisher was arrested on March 27 for his alleged role in the infant's death, authorities said.

Documents state Fisher caused injury to the 9-month-old by hitting him with and against a blunt object. In addition, documents state he "used and exhibited a deadly weapon."

Some of the injuries on the 9-month-old included extensive bilateral retinal hemorrhage, subdural hemorrhages, and spinal cord hemorrhage.

Fisher is currently accused in Harris County for the assault of the child's mother, ABC13 learned in court. He was on probation out of Louisiana for possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a felony.

The suspect was set to go before a judge again Wednesday morning.

He has two other children.