NOBLESVILLE, Ind. – New to the ever growing list of seriously depraved human beings is 30 year old Micah Harrison. He is currently sitting in jail on a murder charge for allegedly stabbing his 2-year-old son multiple times.
Micah was living in Alabama and had reportedly taken his three children, a 4 and 5-year-old girl and 2-year-old Michael, to Indiana for the day to visit relatives.
No specific motive has been listed in the killing but neighbors reported to police that the little boy had been outside playing with some other children and had fallen in the snow. The outraged neighbors reported Micah then spanked the boy while yelling at him and taking him in the house. Police were called to the Autumn Breeze Apartment just before 5 p.m. Wednesday on a report of a child stabbed.
Michael was found lying between a dresser and a television stand with stab wounds to the center and top of his chest and one to his forehead. Police also found a nail-pulling tool on top of a dresser in the living room and according to police reports, the shape of the tool is consistent with the wound on the child’s forehead. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to the police affidavit, Micah’s mother, who was home at the time, told police that Micah told her just prior to the incident that “something or someone was trying to kill him” and he attacked a closet door with a claw hammer.
His mother said she took the hammer from Micah and told him that no one was there, but when she went to hide the hammer, she said she saw Micah run into the room where the three children were playing and stab the little boy with a kitchen knife a couple of times, at which time she called 911. The two girls were unharmed. When police arrived Micah was covered in blood and was quickly arrested.
At his first court hearing yesterday morning, Micah was reported to have had several outbursts, including scuffling with deputies and repeatedly asking the judge to kill him. He did admit in court that he killed his son and asked to be allowed to die. His trial is scheduled to commence in March and he is reported to have told the judge he does not want to live that long, prompting jail officials to put him on suicide watch.
As an added bonus, this fine citizen has a litany of arrests and charges in Alabama, including assault, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unpaid traffic tickets and permitting dogs to run at large.