A devastating and tragic incident took place in April of this year when a Michigan father named Michael Christopher Glance got into fight with his partner and the mother of their two-year-old son, Nicole McCarthy.
In an attempt to punish her, Glance shot their boy in the face with a shotgun.
The whole country was in disbelief. People were left wondering how crazy one has to be in order to harm their own child in such manner.
The lunatic is now facing charges for an attempted murder and all we hope is for him to spend the rest of his life behind bars.
The tragedy took place in the family’s home in Barrett Avenue in Blackman Township.
Allegedly, the 32-year-old father who was angry at his partner took a pistol and pulled the trigger at the boy, but according to Jackson County Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Kati Rezmierski the firearm failed to go off.
Realizing the mad man intended to kill the boy, his mother managed to grab him and put him in the car. Sadly, the father was after them, this time carrying a shotgun.
“He pointed the shotgun at the same two-year-old son of his that was strapped defenseless in the back seat of the car. He pointed it at him and blew off half of his face,” said Rezmierski.
“For whatever reason, Mr. Glance decided to take his anger out on his 2-year-old child that day,” Rezmierski told MLive. “It was by some divine intervention that gun malfunctioned and his life was spared, but how much of it was really spared?” asked the devastated mother.
As the damage he caused wasn’t enough, the crazy man tried getting his malfunctioning pistol going as he wanted to fire again. Luckily, he failed and fled the scene moments later.
The boy was rushed to the hospital and the lunatic was tracked down by the police in an attempt to hide.
The judge appointed for the case has asked from the state-run Center for Forensic Psychiatry to make a mental evaluation of Glance and decide whether he could be held criminally liable for the crimes he committed.
As for now, Glance is being held on $10 million bond.
The boy, Ryker, has been discharged from the clinic after 27 days, but the doctors at the Ann Arbor’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital say that he has to undergo more surgeries in the future.
As the cost for his treatments is pretty high, his family created a GoFundMe page and raised around $82,000 so far.
The page says, “Ryker now has over 100 stitches in his face post-surgery and is still listed in critical care with a ventilator and feeding tube installed in his stomach. He has a long road of recovery ahead with more surgeries to come.”
“Her children are her life,” Ryker’s grandfather Doug McCarthy told MLive. “I’m still in shock but thankful for all the support we’re getting. I never thought there could be this many people who would want to help someone they never met. Ryker still has a long road to recovery, and if it wasn’t for all the support, I don’t think we would have made it this far,” she added.
We pray for sweet Ryker to recover completely and we hope he will be able to live the life he deserves.