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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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/25/2015

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No Murder Charge Against Mom In Boy’s Death In Hot Van, Court Rules

The state appeals court won’t upset a decision that dismissed a second-degree murder charge against Audrionna Rhoades of Shelby Township.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/24/2015

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Convicted Murderer To Get New Trial In Baby’s Death; Judge Asked Too Many Questions

The Supreme Court said the judge likely influenced the jury, especially when he acted like a prosecutor while questioning a defense expert.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/24/2015

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Wyandotte Mother, Boyfriend Charged After Toddler’s Death Ruled Homicide

A 26-year-old mother and her boyfriend have been charged in connection with the beating death of the woman’s 2-year-old son.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/11/2015

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Michigan Supreme Court Overturns Murder Conviction In Child’s Death

In a unanimous decision, the court says Leo Ackley was poorly served by a trial lawyer who failed to call any expert witnesses.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/29/2015

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Judge Orders Murder Trial For Couple In Starving Of Girl, 5

Mackenzie had pneumonia and an infection, and her 3-year-old sister also was found malnourished, dehydrated and abused and weighed 17 pounds, authorities say.

CBS Detroit–06/26/2015

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Dad Facing Abuse Charges After Kids Get Sick From Suspected Marijuana-Laced Candy

Both children were lethargic, vomiting and experiencing hallucinations, police said.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/20/2015

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Parents Charged In Malnourished Girl’s Death Await Key Hearing

The father and stepmother accused of murder, torture and abuse after two young girls were found malnourished and dehydrated are scheduled to return to court.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/09/2015

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Father, Stepmother Charged In Death Of Malnourished Girl

Prosecutors on Friday accused a father and stepmother of intentional, persistent abuse and neglect of two young girls, one dead and the other fighting for her life in a Detroit hospital.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/29/2015

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Prosecutor: Charges Expected In Death Of Malnourished 5-Year-Old Girl

The girl’s father and stepmother were arrested after police found her unresponsive in Port Huron Tuesday night.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/28/2015

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