Michael Tunstall Wiki – Michael Tunstall Biography
Michael Tunstallis a 26-year old man is being held without bail after being charged in the death of a 5-year old boy.
Michael Tunstall Age
He is 26 years old.
h2>Michael Tunstall Arrested
Tunstall was arrested Friday afternoon and is currently in custody at Lake County Jail without bail, according to the Lake County Prosecutor’s Office.
Michael Tunstall Charges
Michael Tunstall was charged with murder and aggravated battery in the death of his girlfriend’s son in her Schererville, Indiana home.
Michael Tunstall Investigations
On Thursday Lake County police were conducting a death investigation of a 5-year-old boy who was under Tunstall’s care. An officer responded to Franciscan Health in Dyer where the deceased boy’s body was being held.
The officer saw what appeared to be fresh bite marks and some bruising on his body and questioned Tunstall.
Tunstall said he had been with his girlfriend and her children that day. After being out for a time, the group returned to his girlfriend’s home in Schererville with her children, when the boy woke up from a nap vomiting. He said he took the child to the bathtub where he became unresponsive and alerted the mother, whom he said was in the home.
The mother told police when she went into the bathroom, she saw that the boy’s lips and fingertips were blue and performed CPR. She said she did not see or hear anything prior to seeing the child in the bathroom
Michael Tunstall Victim
Police say he died while in Tunstall’s care and that his mother was at work at the time.
However, the Lake County Coroner’s Office reported the boy had died of blunt force trauma to the head and torso/abdomen. The boy had multiple head injuries and a ruptured left lung which had resulted from multiple heavy strikes to his head and body, court reports said.
The examination showed that the injuries happened about four hours after the child last ate with the majority of injuries happening one hour before death.
However, police found that the mother was not home at the time of the incident after confirming with her employer that she was at work at the time and left the business around 5:46 p.m. Thursday after receiving a call from home.
This information placed Tunstall as the only adult around the children during the incident, court records said.