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Micah Harrison: Father accused of stabbing 2-year-old son to death

micah harrisonNoblesville police arrested an Alabama man on Jan. 9 in connection with the stabbing death of his 2-year-old son.  Authorities responded to a Noblesville apartment, where they found the young boy with fatal stab wounds to his chest and forehead.  Micah Harrison, 30, was charged with murder in the case.

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NOBLESVILLE (March 12, 2014) – A father who fatally stabbed his son last year pleaded guilty but mentally ill in court Wednesday.

Micah Harrison was staying with relatives in Noblesville when he stabbed his 2-year-old son to death at Autumn Breeze Apartments in the 14000 block of Waterlily Drive in January 2013. Harrison told his mother “someone or something was trying to kill him” just before it happened. The woman saw her son stab the boy with a kitchen knife, court documents said.

Harrison and his three children had driven from Alabama to visit family in Hamilton County. His two daughters weren’t harmed.

Jury selection was still underway when the guilty plea was announced. Under the terms of the agreement, Harrison will be sentenced to 55 years in prison. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for March 26.

ABOVE: Micah Harrison

NOBLESVILLE (March 10, 2014) – Jury selection began Monday in the trial of a father accused of fatally stabbing his son last year.

Micah Harrison is charged with killing his 2-year-old son Michael in January 2013. They had come from Alabama to visit with family in Noblesville. The stabbing happened at Autumn Breeze Apartments in the 14000 block of Waterlily Drive.

Harrison had told his mother that “someone or something was trying to kill him” before the stabbing. Police observed multiple injuries on the boy, including two in the chest and another in the forehead

When advised of the charges against him in court last year, Harrison begged for the judge to kill him.

“Y’all should take me out back and shoot me,” Harrison said. “I killed my poor little baby.”

He was later ordered to undergo a mental evaluation.

INDIANAPOLIS – The trial for a father who admitted he stabbed his 2-year-old son to death will be delayed so the man can have a mental evaluation.

Micah Harrison was originally set to have his trial on March 12. But the trial, pretrial and a Monday hearing have all been canceled so that Harrison can undergo the evaluation.

He’s set to attend a status conference in April after being evaluated.

Harrison faces a murder charge following the stabbing death of his son in January. It happened at an apartment in Noblesville.

A judge entered a not guilty plea on his behalf. During an earlier court appearance last month, Harrison told the court, “Y’all should take me out back and shoot me. I killed my poor little baby.”

An Alabama toddler was reportedly killed by his father while visiting Noblesville last month. Now, the boy’s mother is speaking out.

Micah Harrison is accused of fatally stabbing his 2-year-old son. During a court appearance Thursday, he admitted to killing the boy.

The man accused in the stabbing death of his 2-year-old son admitted to the crime at his initial hearing Thursday afternoon.

Michael William Harrison, 30, struggled with Hamilton County sheriff deputies, minutes before his court appearance, and was removed from the room.

A distraught Harrison returned to the hearing an hour later, shackled at the waist and ankles.

“I want death,” he told the judge. “I can’t do this right now.  There’s too many questions.”

Throughout the hearing, Harrison wept, put his head on the table and even attempted to walk away.

“Ya’ll should take me out back and shoot me,” said Harrison. “I killed my poor little baby.”

Harrison was arrested Wednesday night in a Noblesville apartment after police located 2-year-old Michael Harrison, who sustained fatal stab wounds to the chest and forehead.

A neighbor told Fox59 News that the children were playing in the snow when an obviously angry Harrison forced them inside the apartment. The boy briefly struggled and an older sister begged her father to allow her to keep playing.

The neighbor told Fox59 News that she verbally confronted Harrison for his behavior, but after glancing at her, he continued to force the children into the apartment. Then, the neighbor said there was screaming and a dog barking.

According to court documents, Harrison traveled with his three children to Noblesville from Alabama to visit his mother, Pamela Harrison. She told authorities Harrison was ranting that someone was trying to kill him and attacked a closet door with a claw hammer prior to allegedly killing his son.

Pamela told police that as she hid the hammer from Harrison she spotted her son and Michael on the floor of a back bedroom.

It is unclear why Harrison killed the young boy.

Micah Harrison’s grandmother in Alabama, Noran Harrison, told Fox59 News, “I couldn’t believe it when I heard it because he generally won’t do nothing like that.

“He thought the world of that boy and his two daughters. He really thought the world of them.”

Harrison is being held on a suicide watch at the Hamilton County Jail pending his next hearing in February. When advised to his right to a trial, Harrison replied, “I hope I don’t live that long.”

He faces a March 12 trial date.

Prosecutor Lee Buckingham indicated he may seek life without parole if Harrison is convicted.

Buckingham witnessed the video feed of Harrison struggling with deputies and confessing to murder.

“I won’t discuss any of the facts or circumstances of the case or what happened in the courtroom today or how that would affect our proceeding.”

The Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office has released new details in the stabbing death of a 2-year-old boy.

Police arrested the boy’s father, Micah Harrison, 30, and charged him with murder. According to the probable cause affidavit, police went to the Noblesville apartment where Harrison was staying in response to a 911 call around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday.

When they arrived at the Autumn Breeze apartment complex, they encountered Harrison, who was standing in front of the apartment complex in the parking lot. Police asked Harrison if he’d made the emergency call. He said he had not and “pointed in the direction of apartment 14,” according to court documents. Police said he had “what appeared to be blood” on his hands.

Officers put Harrison in the back of a squad car while others went to the apartment. Inside, they found Harrison’s son—2-year-old Michael Harrison—in a spare bedroom at the apartment, “lying on his back on the floor between the dresser and television stand.” Police observed multiple injuries, including two in the chest and another in the forehead. Police said the injuries were consistent with stab wounds.

Officers tried to revive the boy and secured the area. Two girls, ages 4 and 5, were also at the apartment. A woman, who identified herself as Harrison’s mother and the children’s grandmother, identified the girls as Harrison’s daughters. She said Harrison drove with his children from Alabama to Noblesville the day before.

During the afternoon, the woman said Harrison stated that “someone or something was trying to kill him.” He attacked a utility closet door with a claw hammer, which the woman later hid. She told him that no one was after him and noticed Harrison move to the room where Michael was playing.

She “observed Micah on top of Michael,” court documents said, and saw Harrison “stab Michael two to three times with a kitchen knife.” The woman took the knife away and informed Harrison that “he had just killed his son.” She then called 911.

Medical personnel declared the boy dead when they arrived.

Officers found blood on the bed, walls, furniture and ceiling. They also saw a nail puller that Harrison may have used. Investigators said the tool was consistent with the boy’s forehead injury.

Harrison is due for an initial hearing Thursday afternoon.

Noblesville Police have arrested an Alabama man accused of fatally stabbing his 2-year-old son.

Micah Harrison, 30, faces murder charges.

Police were called to the 14000 block of Waterlily Drive on reports of a stabbing around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday. When they arrived, they found Michael Harrison suffering significant wounds to the head. He later died at the scene.

“The crime scene that we’re looking at right now was inside the apartment,” said Lt. Bruce Barnes with the Noblesville Police Department.

Police said Harrison and his son are from Robertsdale, Ala. Extended family members reportedly lived at the apartment. Investigators haven’t released any other details regarding motive or the events leading up to the stabbing.

Neighbors tell Fox59 News that they hadn’t seen Harrison or his son before Wednesday, but they did see an apparent confrontation between the boy and his father shortly before the alleged murder.

Morgan Hubble said she saw the boy playing on a small snow pile with two young girls at about 3:30 p.m.

“I saw this little boy fall down the hill and he was crying and I just sat in my car and this guy walked up,” said Hubble, who lives nearby. “He stood there for a little while and then the boy just takes off down the sidewalk, (the man) chased him and grabbed him by the coat and spanked him.”

Though the man soon went inside the apartment with the boy, neighbors later identified him as Micah Harrison because an hour later police arrived, and took him to the ground in the parking lot.

“I don’t know what he had in his hands, but the police kept saying, ‘Drop it. Drop it,’” said Liyah Fisher, who lives nearby. “They were like, ‘Put it down.’”

“He just had a really blank expression like he didn’t do anything at all,” said Alex Carstens, who also lives nearby.

“I just feel like I could have done something to stop it but I didn’t even know what to do,” Hubble said.

Micah Harrison has faced several criminal charges in the past, but none involving children. Charges out of Alabama include a 2009 assault charge, one for menacing and a third charge of allowing dogs to run free.

Authorities said they have notified the boy’s mother, who lives in Alabama.