A Calhoun County judge granted a new trial, concluding his trial attorney didn’t do enough to find medical experts to explain the case.
Police say Angela Alexie, 24, gave birth in a garage in Eastpointe on Dec. 22 and left the baby. It died two days later, likely from exposure to cold weather.
Bond was set at $1 million for 24-year-old Angela Alexie of Eastpointe.
A woman from northern Michigan faces child abuse and other charges after authorities say she gave her 10- and 12-year-old sons marijuana for medical reasons.
The 26-year-old Warren woman proclaimed her innocence before receiving the mandatory punishment in the case.
Before Wednesday’s sentencing, she apologized and said she wishes to see her four surviving children, including a girl born in September.
Police responded to a 911 call around noon Sunday and allegedly found the 1-year-old girl on the floor, unresponsive.
Gerald Prill, a candidate for county judge in next week’s election, agreed in 2010 to regularly visit the home of Karen and Timothy Tolin as part of a settlement between the Tolins and the Huron Intermediate School District.
Charges have been filed against a Detroit man and woman in the death of Immanuel Foster.
A trial attorney said the 65-year-old didn’t drown her grandson and was actually covering for her daughter, who had a history of mental illness.