PLAINFIELD, NJ -- A Plainfield man was arrested Wednesday in connection with the death of his three-week old son, Acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Thursday.
Tiray Summers, 38, of Plainfield, was charged in the death of his three-week old son, Trayvon Summers, who died on Sunday, July 22, Monahan said.
At approximately 10:00 p.m. on Sunday, EMS personnel and hospital staff from JFK Medical Center in Edison contacted the Plainfield Police Division to report the suspicious death of the child. Detectives from the Union County Prosecutor's Office Homicide Task Force in conjunction with Detectives from the Plainfield Police Division immediately commenced an investigation. During the course of that investigation, detectives ascertained that Trayvon had suffered significant injuries and learned that the cause of his death was blunt force trauma to the head.
Summers has been charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child. He is currently being housed in the Union County Jail pending a Pretrial Detention Hearing.
Anyone with information is being urged to contact Union County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Sergeant Andrew Dellaquila at 973-274-5771 or Detective Nicholas Falcicchio at 908-721-8186.
These criminal charges are mere accusations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.