COMMERCE TOWNSHIP, MI – A father in Commerce Township has been arrested and arraigned in the murder of his four-month-old son. Richard L. Gillis III is being charged with Homicide Felony Murder and First Degree Child Abuse after the Washtenaw County Medical Examiner ruled craniocerebral trauma/homicide as the cause of death for his four-month old child, Richard Gillis IV.
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By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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