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You are Viewing an Archived IssuePosted: 08/28/13
Above, "Crazy Carl" of the Hell's Our Home motorcycle club out of Detroit signs the banner hanging on the wall at Younger's Irish Tavern where a fundraiser was held for the family of Damian Sutton who died Tuesday as a result of blunt force trauma injuries. The motorcycle club donated $500 at the fundraiser. Below, a memorial written by a child was placed on the memorial banner for everyone to sign.
(Observer photos by Mike Nicley)
Wash Twp man now to be charged
with murder of 2-year-old boy
by CHRIS GRAYA Washington Township man who was originally arrested and charged with injuring a 2-year-old boy will now be charged with murder, said the county prosecutor.
Observer Staff Writer
The Macomb County Sheriff's Office reports that Ronald A. Dimambro, 26, of Washington Township will be charged with first-degree felony murder for the death of Damian Sutton. An arraignment has been set for 9 a.m. on Sept. 10 at the 42-1 District Court in Romeo.
On Aug. 27, the sheriff's office reported that Sutton had died, with Macomb County Medical Examiner David Spitz saying blunt force trauma to the head was the cause of death.
As a result, new charges are in the process of being filed against Dimambro, who was previously charged with first-degree child abuse.
Sheriff Anthony Wickersham said a 911 call came in at 5:23 p.m. on Aug. 21 from the 8500 block of Grand Oaks Court. The caller, Dimambro, stated the boy was having trouble breathing and was unresponsive. He told 911 dispatch that he thought the child was having an asthma attack.
The Washington Township Fire Department was dispatched to the scene, immediately transporting the baby to the Henry Ford Hospital in Clinton Township. He was evaluated and transferred to the Children's Hospital in Detroit.
Medical personnel told the sheriff's office that the child suffered severe head trauma consistent with "shaken baby syndrome."
Detectives with the sheriff's office discovered the child was left in the care of Dimambro, the mother's new boyfriend, after questioning him. The sheriff's office states he admitted to shaking the child.
Dimambro was arraigned on Aug. 23 at the 42-1 District Court, receiving a $500,000 cash or surety bond. Bond was revoked after the death of Sutton.
A fundraiser took place on Tuesday night at Younger's Irish Tavern to benefit the family.