Father accused of killing child evaluated

An Allegan Township man accused of killing his infant son will undergo a competency evaluation.

Jonathan Joseph Colby, 22, will be examined by the Michigan Forensic Center to determine whether he is mentally competent to stand trial on charges of first-degree child abuse, according to court records.

Colby was arrested Dec. 4, a day after his son, Jase Joseph Colby, 3 months, was pronounced dead at Allegan General Hospital Dec. 3.

Police and prosecutors allege Colby, who has pleaded not guilty, admitted to hitting and choking his son several times during the night leading up to his death.

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