A ruling will allow statements to be used at the trial of a New Hudson man charged with the severe beating of his girlfriend’s infant son.

An evidentiary hearing was concluded Monday for 23-year-old Seth Blumberg, who is charged with assault with intent to murder and 1st degree child abuse. His attorney had been seeking to exclude his statements to police from being used at his trial, but court records show that motion was denied. That means they can be entered as evidence at his trial, set for November 26th.

Police began investigating Blumberg after the child’s mother brought the infant to the hospital March 29th when she noticed bruising on the child had become more pronounced over the course of a week. An Oakland County Sheriff’s deputy testified Blumberg admitted trying to kill the infant, including trying to choke him, so he could spend more time with the child’s mother. The child’s mother said she dated Blumberg for about a month before moving into a two-bedroom apartment with him and his step-brother on March 1st. She testified there were numerous occasions when Blumberg was being too rough with the infant, including picking the child up by his head.

Blumberg remains jailed under a $500,000 cash bond. If convicted, he faces up to life in prison. At the time of his arrest, Blumberg was on probation from a 2016 guilty plea to charges of possessing child sexually abusive material and two counts of criminal sexual conduct involving someone ages 13-15. (JK)