A Saginaw woman has been charged with manslaughter in the death of a toddler's son
SAGINAW, MI A Saginaw father was charged with murder in his toddler's death. prosecutors have charged the child's mother with manslaughter.
Cassandra C. Jacker, the mother of Tony Jackson, was arrested on Thursday and lodged in a private home in Saginaw County.
Jacker was arraigned on one count of involuntary manslaughter in Saginaw County, according to Judge David D. Hoffman.
A Saginaw officer was alerted to the emergency room before being brought to the hospital.
Tony L. Lipsey-Jackson, a 28-year-old boy, had called 911 to summon an ambulance. The child arrived at the hospital with "severe injuries throughout his body," and was pronounced dead shortly afterwards, according to police.
Police brought Lipsey-Jackson and Jacker to their sydney offices for inquiry. After an investigation, detectives determined the death of a child was a homicide committed at the family's home in the 1200 block of Dillon Street.
While releasing Jacker, police arrested Lipsey-Jackson the same day.
Matt Evans, a defense attorney, has appeared at the arraignment on Jacker's behalf on Friday, prompting Hoffman to plead guilty to misconduct. Evans also asked the judge to bring Jacker's case to the Office of Assigned Counsel.
Evans has appealed to the judge to make a nominal bond.
Obviously, this is a serious charge, but she has no priors. Never been on probation or parole, Evans said.
Jacker's bond is set at $6,500 cash-surety, or 10%, according to Judge Hoffman.
The prosecution for single counts of open murder and first-degree child abuse took place on January 12th.
Child abuse is also a life offense.
Police and prosecutors have declined to disclose the cause of Tony Jackson's death.
This crime committed against baby Tony was a waste, and our thoughts and prayers go out to the family members who loved him, along with the community, police said earlier.
Tony Jackson's death is Saginaw's first homicide in 2022, which has resulted in 19 deaths in the city.
Jacker's case is set for a pre-examination conference at 1:30 p.m. on January 21, while Lipsey-Jackson's is scheduled for a pre-examination conference at 9:15 a.m. on Jan. 26.