Man on trial in death of son who killed himself with gun

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Posted: Jul 05, 2016 8:56 PM
Man on trial in death of son who killed himself with gun

DETROIT (AP) — A jury has been selected in the trial of a Detroit man charged with murder after his 9-year-old son found a shotgun at home and fatally shot himself.

Prosecutors said jurors were picked Tuesday, and Wayne County Circuit Court records show proceedings for 45-year-old Christopher Head will continue Wednesday morning.

Daylen Makhai Head was fatally shot in the head Nov. 9 on the city's west side. Police have said he was handling a loaded shotgun that wasn't secured.

Christopher Head and another child also were at the home.

The father pleaded guilty in March to second-degree murder, but later withdrew the plea. He is also charged with involuntary manslaughter, child abuse and weapons offenses.