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Jackson Tennessee Police Department
Tuesday April 2nd, 2019 :: 04:17 p.m. CDT


Father Indicted for First-Degree Murder & Aggravated Child Abuse in Death of His 8-Week Old Son


Father Indicted for First-Degree Murder and Aggravated Child Abuse in Death of His Eight-Week Old Son
A 2018 death investigation by the Jackson Police Department has resulted in the arrest of Mathew Sealy, 32, of Jackson, for the homicide of his eight-week-old son.
On July 8, 2018, Jackson police were called to Woodcreek Apartments at 1000 Hollywood Drive. An infant was found deceased inside the parents’ apartment. Investigators were called and processed the scene. The infant’s body was sent for autopsy in Nashville where it was determined that his death was the result of a homicide. Additional investigation revealed that the infant’s father, Sealy, was responsible for his death.
On April 1, 2019, Investigators presented the facts of the case and medical findings to the Madison County Grand Jury who returned indictments charging Sealey with First-Degree Murder and Aggravated Child Abuse. Jackson police arrested Sealey, without incident, at 6:30 p.m. April 1 at a home in Humboldt.
Sealey is being held at the Madison County Jail and will be arraigned in Madison County Circuit Court, Division II, on a date to be determined by the Court.

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