Homicide

Man faces trial in death of son who killed himself with gun

  • FILE- This file photo provided by the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office shows Christopher Duran Head. Head has been charged with second-degree murder after police say his 9-year-old son found a shotgun at home and fatally shot himself in Detroit. Records show the trial for 45-year-old Christopher Head is scheduled to start Tuesday, July 5, 2016, in Wayne County Circuit Court in Detroit. (Wayne County Prosecutors Office via AP)

    FILE- This file photo provided by the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office shows Christopher Duran Head. Head has been charged with second-degree murder after police say his 9-year-old son found a shotgun at home and fatally shot himself in Detroit. Records show the trial for 45-year-old Christopher Head is scheduled to start Tuesday, July 5, 2016, in Wayne County Circuit Court in Detroit. (Wayne County Prosecutors Office via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE- This file photo provided by the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office shows Christopher Duran Head. Head has been charged with second-degree murder after police say his 9-year-old son found a shotgun at home and fatally shot himself in Detroit. Records show the trial for 45-year-old Christopher Head is scheduled to start Tuesday, July 5, 2016, in Wayne County Circuit Court in Detroit. (Wayne County Prosecutors Office via AP)

    FILE- This file photo provided by the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office shows Christopher Duran Head. Head has been charged with second-degree murder after police say his 9-year-old son found a shotgun at home and fatally shot himself in Detroit. Records show the trial for 45-year-old Christopher Head is scheduled to start Tuesday, July 5, 2016, in Wayne County Circuit Court in Detroit. (Wayne County Prosecutors Office via AP)  (The Associated Press)

A Detroit man faces trial on murder and other charges after his 9-year-old son found a shotgun at home and fatally shot himself.

Records show the trial for 45-year-old Christopher Head is scheduled to start Tuesday in Wayne County Circuit Court in Detroit.

Daylen Makhai Head was fatally shot in the head Nov. 9 on the city's west side. Police have said he was handling a loaded shotgun that wasn't secured.

Christopher Head and another child also were at the home.

The father pleaded guilty in March to second-degree murder, but later withdrew the plea. He is also charged with involuntary manslaughter, child abuse and weapons offenses.