Judge Defends Himself In Baby Death Case, Says Overturning Murder Conviction Will Have ‘Chilling Effect’
A Jackson County judge says a decision by the Michigan Supreme Court to throw out a murder conviction will have a “chilling effect” on judges statewide.
The Supreme Court said the judge likely influenced the jury, especially when he acted like a prosecutor while questioning a defense expert.
A judge last month said 24-year-old Angela Alexie created a high probability of death after giving birth in an Eastpointe garage and leaving the boy there in December.
Police in Romulus are in the process of investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of baby over the weekend.
A 38-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole after being convicted of murder in the 2013 death of his 3-month-old daughter in Lansing.
Officials say nine Detroit babies suffocated to death in just the past 12 days.
Investigators are looking into the death’s of a 6-month-old boy in Allen Park and a 1-month-old girl in Dearborn.
A Portland man has been charged with murder and child abuse in the March death of one of his twin babies.
Police say they’re investigating the death of a 4-month-old boy from Sanilac County who was hospitalized in Detroit since earlier this month with severe head trauma.
Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call Saturday at a home on Rendall Lane in Independence Township where they found the infant unresponsive.