Police: Father charged in death of 9-week-old son

An Orange County father has been charged with killing his 9-week-old son, according to police. Middletown investigators say Michael Heil, 26, is charged with second-degree

Middletown investigators say Michael Heil, 26, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of his infant Zachary Heil.

Middletown investigators say Michael Heil, 26, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of his infant Zachary Heil. (9/14/16)

MIDDLETOWN - An Orange County father has been charged with killing his 9-week-old son, according to police.

Middletown investigators say Michael Heil, 26, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of his infant Zachary Heil.

Authorities say the baby died Aug. 22 of complications from a brain injury. Zachary Heil died more than two weeks after officers responded to his home in Middletown for a medical call.

Myleeca Pittman is the godmother of Zachary Heil, and says she is also best friends with the baby's mother, Amber Wells.

Zachary's mother did not want to appear on camera, but she and Pittman say that Michael Heil apparently became angry when the baby would not stop crying while Wells was at work.

"He's posting up on Facebook that something's got to give with this boy, with his crying, 12 hours of non-stop crying, six hours of non-stop crying,” says Pittman.

Wells was later taken by police to the hospital where Zachary Heil was being treated. The infant was transported to Westchester Medical Center, where he died.

Heil has not entered a plea because he did not have an attorney. He is due back in court Sept. 19, and is being held in the Orange County Jail without bail.

Wells and Heil have two other children.

 

 

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